Game Developer’s Newest ‘Call of Duty’: Help Vets Find Jobs

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Firm donates $1 million to boost employment for lagging demographic

By Ed O’Keefe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, November 9, 2009

A video game company is donating $1 million on Tuesday to set up a foundation to help veterans find employment, organizers announced. Activision Blizzard, which produces the popular Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk franchises, said its Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) will support other groups that assist veterans with their careers.

Unemployment may have hit double digits in the nation last week, but for veterans, finding a job has always had its challenges. The unemployment rate among people who served in the military since 2001 was 11.6 percent in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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