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Activision joins White House's Joining Forces initiative

Supporting employment for veterans

Activision has made a point of supporting American veterans in the past. Its latest move has been to sign on to the White House's Joining Forces initiative. Activision-Blizzard has pledged to make veterans or military spouses up to 10 percent of all new hires.

"Over the past year, organizations supported by the Endowment saw a 15 percent increase in requests from veterans for support," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard and co-founder of the Call of Duty Endowment.

"Activision Blizzard and the Endowment have helped more than 22,000 vets get good jobs, but there is much more to be done."

Those 22,000 veterans have been placed in high-quality jobs with an average starting salary of more than $50,000.

"By supporting the Joining Forces initiative, we hope the combined efforts of the White House and companies like ours can solve the ongoing problem of veteran unemployment," added Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment.

"If we accomplish this task, we will improve the lives of those who served and their families for generations to come."

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