In 2016, we set the ambitious goal of placing 50,000 veterans into high-quality jobs by 2019. At the Nasdaq opening bell ringing on October 15th, we were beyond honored to announce having achieved our goal of funding the placement of 50,000 veterans into high-quality jobs, ahead of schedule. Now, the Endowment is doubling down with an elevated goal of securing placements for a total of 100,000 veterans by 2024.
Thanks to the generous contributions from gamers and our partners, veterans in the United States and United Kingdom have found premier opportunities with hundreds of companies including Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Bank of America, Deloitte, Delta, IBM, Microsoft, SpaceX, and Nike, to name a few.
“The Endowment has exceeded expectations and continues to benefit the lives of veterans and their families, significantly giving back to those who sacrificed for others,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard and co-founder of the Call of Duty Endowment. “With U.S. and U.K. veteran unemployment and underemployment challenges persisting, I am thrilled to continue our efforts with an ambitious goal of securing employment for 100,000 veterans by 2024.”
Thanks to our partners and donors for helping veterans get the meaningful careers they deserve.