Activision Blizzard Call of Duty Endowment celebrated veterans’ two years of positive accomplishments earlier this month. The organization was established in 2009 to help veterans looking for jobs. In 2011, the organization helped 100,000 veterans find jobs. Two years later, it had succeeded in helping 200,000 veterans get work. A lot of Marines are retiring each year. There are over 200,000 Marines currently serving in the US military. To put that into perspective, the size of the US Marine Corps is equal to having almost half of all active-duty Marines retire every year. Activision Blizzard is helping veterans get jobs after serving in the military. This is a huge step forward because there aren’t many employment opportunities for returning soldiers. The money went towards creating new jobs for returning vets. With over 60 million dollars, Activision employs many vets. They develop new games that employ veterans. Players can purchase a pack for $10 that helps support CODDEV’s mission. The money goes directly towards the endowment, helping place vets in meaningful jobs.

Call Of Duty has enjoyed a huge success over the last few years, but now it looks like things may be starting to slow down. The game recorded its largest single-day on Twitch ever in May before slowing down again over the summer. Activision Blizzard announces a new investment of $30 million to support veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life. This effort includes the creation of a new partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVAM) organization to place more than 100,000 veterans into exceptional careers. Previously, the company had donated close to $1 million to PVAM since 2007. For the past 12-years, the company has supported veterans through the US Department of Labor VETS Program. This program has provided nearly a quarter-million veterans with employment opportunities.

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