Blizzard launches recruitment drive for more women

Video games maker Blizzard is has launched a recruitment drive for more female and ethnic minority workers.

Reporting on claims made by website Kotako, the BBC reports Blizzard, the company behind video games such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch, claims while 21% of its employees are women – which is similar to the rest of the gaming industry – it wants to do better.

The initiative will focus on finding more female employees and retaining them with the business for longer, and will also see Blizzard partner with organisations like Girls Who Code, set up networking sessions and launch an annual ‘Women @Blizzard’ summit.

The company has also reportedly set up a council of female workers, which will help the company’s leaders “make Blizzard a more rewarding and enjoyable place for women to work”.

The firm is also expected to expand its project to include other "under-represented minority groups", which it claims make up 14% of the business.

Recruiter contacted Blizzard for comment and was told they would not be providing further comment.

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