To coincide with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 this Tuesday, Activision/Blizzard has set up a million-dollar foundation aimed at helping returning soldiers find employment.
The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) will work with other veteran's groups to assist soldiers in finding work, and they definitely need it: The unemployment rate among veterans was 11.6 percent in October, as opposed to 10.2 percent for the population at large.
"The joblessness rate that [veterans] should have should be far less than the national average, not more," said Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick in an interview with The Washington Post. "How do you expect people to actually join the military if when they leave the military they can't integrate back into the free market they're supposed to be protecting?"
CODE definitely seems like a good endeavor, but how weird is it that people who make a video game are donating money to help the people who defend the nation find work? Shouldn't it be the other way around or something?
Source: The Washington Post