Activision Blizzard announced on Thursday that nearly 1,100 US-based temporary and temporary QA employees in some departments will be converted to full-time employees effective July 1.
The makers of Call of Duty, owned by Microsoft for $68.7 billion (approx. 1,520) or more, and also give them access to all corporate benefits.
This change will increase the total number of full-time employees in Activision’s publishing division by 25 percent.
“This change follows a process that began last year at AP and Blizzard to convert contingent and contract employees, including 500 at AP’s studios, into permanent, full-time employees,” said an Activision Blizzard spokesperson.
The company has been the subject of investigative stories detailing allegations of sexual harassment internally, and its employees have staged strikes to protest its response to the issues. Last July, California regulators filed a lawsuit alleging that Activision “encouraged a sexist culture.”
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