After spending the weekend, and part of this week, binge-playing “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” I think one of the highlights of this month was talking to Jamie Gray Hyder, who plays Lt. Nora Salter in the newest installment of the game. The other highlight was finally killing the game’s nemesis: Adm. Salen Kotch, played by Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” fame. Mars aeternum, my ass, get back on the wall, Jon Snow.
Despite the decreasing unemployment rate among the post-9/11 veterans population, there is still much work to be done to help vets find quality jobs. That’s why the Call Of Duty Endowment, the philanthropic arm of Activision Blizzard, is committed to bolstering nonprofits that deliver “ the highest standards of quality and cost-efficient veteran job placement services.”
Recently, The Los Angeles Timespublished an article by Alan Zarembo that stated high veteran unemployment appears to be a thing of the past. This is patently untrue both nationally and in the Los Angeles area. As the executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit that has funded the placement of over 17,400 veterans into high-quality jobs, I work daily with organizations in the veteran employment space. We don’t see their unemployment waning.