Tag: hires

24 maja, 2022 Wyłączone

Apple’s Cork campus expanding with 1300 new hires

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Apple is expanding its Cork campus with another office building to accommodate 1,300 new employees at its European headquarters in Ireland.

A render of the new office [via Apple/RTE]A render of the new office [via Apple/RTE]

Apple has been in Cork for over four decades, and has a sizable campus in the Irish city. Now, Apple wants to increase the building count by one more, with plans to build new offices on the site.

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24 maja, 2022 Wyłączone

Roblox hires former Zynga CTO to build out its developer team

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Roblox has picked up a key hire to help grow its ecosystem of user-generated content for the metaverse. Nick Tornow is joining the company as VP of Engineering for its developer team, leaving his former post as Twitter Platform Lead. Tornow also spent a decade at Zynga and served as the company’s CTO from 2013 […]
6 maja, 2022 Wyłączone

Blizzard Hires Disney Veteran As New Vice President Of Culture

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Blizzard Hires Disney Veteran As New Vice President Of Culture

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it’s hired Jessica Martinez, a 14-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company’s employee experience team, to be its new (and first) vice president of culture. 

The studio announced this news in a tweet, as reported by Eurogamer, revealing that this new hire comes as part of its “ongoing initiative to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture where people at every level can learn, grow, and bring their most creative selves to work.” 

Blizzard says Martinez and the Blizzard leadership team – her official title is Vice President, Head of Culture – will be responsible for growing and implementing the studio’s culture strategy, “ensuring alignment across all teams and functions, and revamping learning and talent development programs.” 

“When you create a people-first environment where teams feel safe, valued, and work together toward a shared purpose, everyone thrives – the employees, the players, and the business,” Martinez writes in a Blizzard blog post. “Making the values of our connections show up in what we do is how we bring humanity back to business.” 

She will work with Blizzard’s learning and development team while also working closely with the communications and events team and each of the “franchise and functional leaders.” 

At Disney, Martinez led strategy, communications, operations, and employee experience, working as the Chief of Staff and key strategic advisor to the Chief Security Officer and the Chief Technology & Digital Officer for Disney Parks & Resorts. 

“Beyond spearheading fundamental organizational change including leading the security integration for the 21st Century Fox acquisition, Jessica was best known for creating a values-driven culture that connected global teams and celebrated diversity,” the blog post reads. 

This hire comes after months of ongoing lawsuits at Activision Blizzard, and you can read Game Informer’s coverage here. Blizzard has been attempting to reshape its public image amidst these lawsuits, firing many of those named in reports of toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, and more. 

After a restructure, Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra were named the new co-leaders of Blizzard, but Oneal left shortly after, citing that she had no faith in Activision leadership (thanks, Polygon). Back when Ybarra was named the new co-leader, Blizzard said he’s “deeply committed to all of our employees; to the work ahead to ensure Blizzard is the safest, most welcoming workplace possible for women, and people of any gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or background; to upholding and reinforcing our values, and rebuilding your trust.” It seems that hiring Martinez is Blizzard speaking to upholding that statement from last year.  

[Source: Eurogamer]

4 maja, 2022 Wyłączone

Crytek Hires Hitman 3 Director To Lead Crysis 4

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Crytek Hires Hitman 3 Director To Direct Crysis 4

Crytek announced back in January that Crysis 4 was real and in the “early stages” of development. Since then, the company has stayed quiet on the sequel but this week, the studio revealed that the game now has a new director. 

Revealed on Twitter yesterday, Hitman 3 game director at IO Interactive, Mattias Engström, will direct Crysis 4. He’s wasting no time, too, because Crytek says he begins work on the new first-person shooter this week. 

“We are happy to announce that Mattias Engström, known for his work as game director for Hitman 3 at IO Interactive, joins the Crysis family as game director for the 4th installment in the Crysis franchise, starting this week.”

Engström is a great get for Crysis 4, especially considering how well Hitman 3 turned out. You can read our thoughts on it in Game Informer’s Hitman 3 review to find out why we gave it a 9 out of 10. If you haven’t yet played Hitman 3, you should, and if you’re excited about Crysis 4, you can play through the first three games in the Crysis Remastered Trilogy

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26 kwietnia, 2022 Wyłączone

Pentagon hires Lyft machine learning expert Craig Martell as its first chief digital and AI officer

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The Department of Defense today announced that the Pentagon has hired Lyft Inc. head of machine learning Craig Martell as its first-ever chief digital and artificial intelligence officer. Martell will head up the DOD’s Chief Digital and AI Office, which was created in December in order to centralize oversight of its data and AI initiatives […]

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25 kwietnia, 2022 Wyłączone

Apple hires labor-busting lawyers to fight employees’ efforts to unionize

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Apple has hired anti-union lawyers at Littler Mendelson as Apple retail employees across the country begin the process of unionizing.

Apple Cumberland MallApple Cumberland Mall

In mid-April, workers at Apple Cumberland Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, began working with Communications Workers of America in an attempt to file for a union election. The proposed union would include 107 workers, with over 70% of workers signing cards of support.

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