100K veterans have been enticed to employment by a Call of Duty goal

100K veterans have been enticed to employment by a Call of Duty goal ...

As a result of the announcement, the Call of Duty Endowment has begun establishing 100,000 veterans into productive positions.

The Call of Duty Endowment has reached its placement goal two years ahead of schedule. In total, the endowment claims to have achieved an estimated $5.6 billion in economic value for U.S. and United Kingdom veterans.

A white paper titled Veteran Employment lessons learned over the organization''s 12-year history to coincide with this announcement and Military Appreciation Month, which included recommendations for veterans, employers, policymakers, and philanthropic donors.

The Endowment helps to assist nonprofit organizations at a fraction of the money spent by the United States on veterans placement. In 2021, the Endowment spent veterans at a fraction of the cost per placement ($547) of the Department of Labors'' efforts.

In less than a tenth of 1% of the US government''s roughly $300 billion veteran investment is focused on employment, despite its service that is the most requested by transitioning service members and successful transition into a high-quality career. The costs to assist veterans with many other needs, such as housing and healthcare.

According to the Veterans Metrics Initiative (TVMI), 61 percent of veterans are underemployed and 55% believe they are more proficient than their current employer.

Low-cost, personalized assistance, such as interview and resume coaching, has a huge impact especially with women and people of color, according to the foundation.

10% of male veterans of color are non-employed and seeking employment, according to reports. Fourteen percent of female veterans are not-employed and looking for work, and 22% of female veterans of color are unable to work.

TVMI Data shows in a similar way:

If they practice interviewing with a coach or mentor, veterans are nearly three times more likely to get a job.

Veterans are twice as likely to find a job as long as an experienced mentor or coach assists them in resume writing.

According to General Jim Jones, the entire active-duty Marine Corps is comprised of 182,000 men and women, who was retired, the 32nd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and the co-hair of the Call of Duty Endowment. While reaching 100,000 placements two years early is a reason for celebration, there''s so much we can and should be doing to help our veteran community as they transition to civilian employment.

As we recover from the epidemic, there is a greater opportunity and challenge to veterans. According to Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment and vice president of corporate social responsibility at Activision Blizzard, the conclusion is that veterans need help more than ever. We are pleased to make a difference in putting veterans in great employment, but also realize that our job isn''t exactly completed.

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