Coming just a week plus after announcement of its Q4 earnings (Global SSS +3%, US +4%), Starbucks laid off as many as 350 corporate employees, approximately 5% of its total corporate workforce. The company’s progressive corporate reputation notwithstanding, one employee complained about the one hour notice she received to turn in all company equipment and leave the building! It’s quite the different story at New Orleans-based PJ’s Coffee. The 90-unit franchise brand announced this week its 2nd annual Veteran Franchise License Giveaway wherein the company will award a PJs Coffee Franchise license to a military veteran. Veteran applications will be accepted through year-end with the winner announced in January.