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Blizzard and Paradox arrange care packages for remote-working staff during coronavirus lockdowns

first_imgBlizzard and Paradox arrange care packages for remote-working staff during coronavirus lockdownsMeanwhile, Sega added to growing list of games firms sending employees home to workJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 23rd March 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleActivision BlizzardBlizzardParadox InteractiveSegaSEGA of AmericaBoth Blizzard and Paradox Interactive have arranged care packages for their employees while they’re working remotely as part of efforts to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Blizzard’s project manager Jens Salvesen revealed via Twitter that thousands of employees were given essentials such as soap, paper towels and toilet paper, distributed via a drive-through collection point set up in the car park at its Irvine, California headquarters.Salvesen reiterated that almost all Blizzard staff are now working at home during efforts to combat the virus, and that the company is still paying janitorial, security and catering staff their standard wages.In a response to his tweet, the publisher’s senior vice president of global HR Jesse Meschuk revealed a similar care package system has been set up at the company’s Austin branch, and the team is “asking regional offices to see what’s possible too.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Meanwhile, Paradox Interactive revealed it had also arranged care packages for its employees in Stockholm. Photos shared via Twitter show the package included toilet paper, hand gel, snacks, and coffee.A second tweet showed that Paradox has also sent out work-friendly ergonomic chairs for those that need them to ensure everyone is comfortable while working from home. Finally, a statement from Sega of America CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki confirms the publisher has also implemented a remote working model to protect its employees and aid efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCEO says Paradox “can do better” as Q1 profits plummet”We are not satisfied with the quarter,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud saidBy Marie Dealessandri 11 hours agoActivision Blizzard wins patent lawsuit after nine yearsThe judge ruled that the patents were “not inventions” of Worlds Incorporated, which was suing for infringementBy Marie Dealessandri 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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