Epic Games will offer full-time employment to many of its US quality assurance testers
Developer Epic Games plans to hire "hundreds" of existing contractors, most of whom currently work as quality assurance testers, Epic spokeswoman Elka Luks said. A spokeswoman for Elka Lux confirmed that hundreds of contractors will be hired, most (but not all) of whom will be quality assurance (QA) testers.
Quality Assurance (QA) testers and other "qualified" contract employees have been added to the developer portfolio. Developer portfolio expanded to include QA testers and other "qualified" contract staff.
Quality control testers and other workers are currently recruited through temporary agencies such as Eastridge, Hays and Nextaff. The Verge notes that Epic Games is currently using temporary agencies such as Eastridge, Hays and Nextaff to hire QA testers. Epic Games added that it will extend the brand to testers or quality assurance testers, as well as all eligible part-time employees.
Epic Games, the game company known for developing Fortnite Fortnite, has announced that Epic Games will turn hundreds of its temporary employees into full-time employees. Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, announced this weekend that the majority of its temporary workers in the United States will be transitioning to full-time jobs with benefits.
First reported by The Verge, Epic Games released a memo stating that it will offer full-time, casual jobs to all eligible temps in the U.S., many of which will go into effect in April. Epic spokeswoman Elka Lux also noted that Fortnite developer Epic Games will still hire temporary workers to meet “short-term needs,” and The Verge memo says Epic won’t offer some workers full-time jobs. Elka Looks has confirmed that hundreds of its temporary employees will be eligible for the Epic Games employee compensation program in the U.S. and will also work for the company.
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Looks did not have further information on what other types of workers in the division (with the exception of quality control labs) Epic Games would accept, and did not specify which workers would not be included in the hire. Elka has no further information on the other types of temporary workers (other than QA testers) that Epic Games will hire, nor does it specify which workers are excluded from hiring.
It is known that the company will still hire staff for "fungal desires," and a memo obtained by The Verge states that Fortnite developer Epic Video Games will no longer add full-time jobs to some of its employees. Fortnite developer Epic Games decided to turn many of its QA testers into full-time employees at a time when the staff at Activision Blizzards Raven Software took on similar roles at Activision Blizzards Raven Software. In December, the studio fired more than a dozen quality-control experts, sparking a strike by employees and contractors.
In December, Activision Raven Software fired a dozen quality assurance testers, leading to a strike and subsequently organizing the Game Workers Alliance. In December, Activision Raven rejected dozens of quality assurance tests, and then What requested removal, followed by the Game Workers Federation Organization. In December, Activision Raven conducted dozens of quality assurance tests, leading to a recall and later the formation of the Game Workers Federation. It was in Licentiato that the Federation of Game Workers was born, and then the Federation of Game Workers was created.
America's communications workers have instead taken steps that company critics say should thwart those efforts. Activision Blizzard has instead taken a path that critics of the company say is meant to thwart membership. Activision Blizzard, as a replacement, has moved to a method that corporate critics claim is designed to frustrate these efforts. Last month, these employees said they could join Communication Workers of America and asked for voluntary recognition of their group.
Last year, Epic Games rescinded a COVID-era policy that allowed employees to take every Friday off, angering employees who said the extra days off helped. Epic Games is no exception, as the gaming industry has a reputation for forcing employees to work overtime (often unpaid) during "crises." In 2019, Epic was criticized at launch. Workers spoke of long workdays that helped keep the wildly popular Battle Royale, a video game with fan expectations. Hiring the U.S. workforce comes at a time of heightened tensions between employees and the big game development studios. Not to mention this is a huge step towards improving working conditions for QA testers and other staff.
It will also encourage other game development studios to improve working conditions for QA testers and other employees. Great to see positive news about employment in the gaming industry, especially for quality testers. On platforms where games are downloaded and played, many people become testers before some games are released and share their experiences with game companies.