Activision Blizzard is converting more than 1,000 QA staff to full-time employees

Activision Blizzard announced that all “temporary and temporary” quality inspectors in its Activision Publishing and Blizzard divisions, a group of “nearly 1,100 people,” will transition from contractors to full-time employees on July 1. The company also said hourly wages for most of these positions will increase to at least $20, and new hires will receive “full company benefits” and be eligible for its bonus program.

“At Activision Blizzard, we’re bringing more content to players in our franchises than ever before,” an Activision Blizzard spokesperson said in an email to PC Gamer. “As a result, we We’re improving how our teams work together to develop our games and provide the best experience for our players. We have ambitious plans for the future, and our QA team members are a key part of our development efforts.”