Activision Blizzard is offering full-time positions and salary increases to 1,000 game testers
Activision Blizzard has announced the conversion of all temporary and contingent QA staff at its Activision Publishing and Blizzard divisions to full-time employees – almost 1,100 temp game testers will now have full-time positions with benefits. They’ll also earn more money, with a new minimum hourly pay of $20.
The change is the result of major worker agitation following Raven Software’s announcement in December that it would cut off QA contractors. Raven Software is an Activision firm best known for its work on the Call of Duty franchise. Some workers staged a protest, while others organised a union, the Game Workers Alliance, in collaboration with the Communications Workers of America.