While Activision is usually seen by the gaming masses as an evil corporation that’s out to nickel and dime everybody that plays their games, some might not know that Activision has also pushed for quality jobs for army veterans with its Call of Duty (COD) Endowment program that’s still running today.
During Activision’s quarterly earnings call, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick revealed some impressive numbers for the COD Endowment program, and how much it has helped out of service personnel to land employment once their duties are over. According to Kotick, the COD Endowment has funded the placement of 81,000 veterans into new jobs since 2009!
We resolutely believe the heroes who served their countries to protect freedom and liberty deserves special opportunities as a result of their surface. With unemployment rates skyrocketing we still manage to achieve our most successful year ever placing over 15,000 veterans into high quality jobs in 2020. Of those, we help place last year 21% were women and 20% were black. Metrics in which we take great pride considering that women veterans and black veterans composed just 10% and 12% respectively of the US veteran community.
Since 2009, we funded the placement of 81,000 veterans into new jobs, but now more than ever, we must ensure that our dedicated public servants have access to the very best employment opportunities. We’ve also sought to create career pathways for talented young people especially from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in tech and entertainment. – Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO
Yep, that’s definitely an appreciated move from the company, especially since how Call of Duty has been the publisher’s bread and butter franchise for more than a decade now.
In the same earnings report, Activision has also confirmed that both Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 won’t be released in 2021.