May 22, 2020

As veterans face heightened unemployment risk, ‘Call of Duty’ lends a hand

Featuring Nathalie Grogan

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Hawken Miller

Over the last nine weeks, more than 38.6 million Americans have filed unemployment claims as the covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the U.S. economy. Massive layoffs due to the novel coronavirus have caused a historic unemployment rate of nearly 15 percent. Given already heightened underemployment rates, out-of-work military veterans feel that pain acutely, according to Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.).

C.O.D.E., a foundation backed by video game publisher Activision Blizzard and framed around its Call of Duty series, works with organizations in the U.S. and U.K. to provide jobs to veterans. The organization saw a 50-percent increase in veterans asking for help in March, according to internal data.

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Authors

  • Nathalie Grogan

    Research Assistant, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Nathalie Grogan is the Research Assistant for the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, she interned ...