As the President, CEO and Director of Activision, one of the world’s foremost creators and publishers of video games and other software for entertainment, Mr. Robert Kotick has consistently been an industry leader and a mentor. Since 2012, he has also been a director of the Coca-Cola company. He brought with him to the Coca-Cola company his vision, leadership skills and intuitive knowledge of the best ways to effectively run a successful business.
Coca-Cola was happy to secure the type of financial expertise, business acumen and knowledge of digital systems that Mr. Kotick has brought to the company. Coca-Cola is among the top 10 companies that supply private employment worldwide. There are over 700,000 employees on the roster. This huge employee base brings with it some challenges and a profoundly deep well of experience and expertise to draw from.
Finding Good Jobs for Veterans
After becoming aware of the huge need for an organization to help veterans returning from military service to find employment, Robert Kotick founded and is a current director of the Call of Duty Endowment. This non-profit organization was set up to help veterans returning from military service to be trained for, secure and keep high-quality jobs.
The need for good employment opportunities for military veterans has a far- and wide-reaching effect on society and on military families who have already sacrificed so much. Knowing that there is effective help for veterans to find good jobs after returning from a tour of duty is a relief to veterans. The specialized services of the Call of Duty Endowment have also been a blessing to veterans and their families.
Without the help of Bobby Kotick Coca-Cola CEO and chair, many veterans returning from service and from remote tours would have a much more difficult time finding meaningful, worthwhile employment. Lack of employment can eventually lead to homelessness, loss of self-esteem and potential mental health issues. Veteran unemployment also has a huge and lasting impact on society.
The Goals of the Call of Duty Endowment
One of the biggest goals of the Call of Duty Endowment is to place 25,000 veterans into meaningful, good jobs by the year 2018. By partnering with other organizations, it is hoped that this goal will become a reality. Job fairs have been held to match returning veterans with excellent positions in well-respected companies within communities.
Outreach programs for veterans like Hire Heroes USA, which is funded by the Call of Duty Endowment, have been set up to help veterans directly and to offer job finding assistance. Stemming the tide of large unemployment rates among returning veterans is another worthwhile goal of Call of Duty Endowment. The organization seeks to educate companies about the skills and the meaningful life experiences that veterans can bring to the workplace upon returning from tours of duty.
Quelling unfounded rumors is another goal of the Call of Duty Endowment. False beliefs about hiring veterans have been stumbling blocks in the past to veterans who are trying to secure employment. Veterans sometimes struggle to prove to prospective employers that their training and expertise can be effectively applied to jobs in the civilian workplace. Organizations like this not only help veterans, but they also impact our entire society.
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