Boston, MA — August 16, 2021 – Aquent, the world's largest marketing, creative, and experience design staffing firm, today announced it is launching Aquent Games, a specialized division dedicated to connecting top-tier game studios with the best video game talent in the world.
“It's time to up the game. Literally. Gaming is a booming industry and we have everything the big studios need to grow their teams and keep the billions of gamers happy” says Phillip Lewis, SVP, Global Head of Industry at Aquent.
The games specialty is not new to Aquent. The company is trusted by some of the most well-known studios in the world and has placed over 2,800 talent at titles such as Halo and Minecraft. Aquent Games has the specialized knowledge, skills, and experience that this industry requires and the depth and breadth of expertise to find the talent needed.
Spurred on by the new gamers during the COVID-19 pandemic, gaming revenue in 2020 swelled to approximately $140 billion, a 12% growth over the previous year. The growth is expected to continue with projected revenue of $200 billion by 2023. With this type of explosive growth, the demand for talent is only going to increase.
This niche talent pool is in high demand and is highly skilled and experienced. They want to work on different titles or with different studios while getting the best benefits. Aquent is uniquely positioned to offer it all. With its five-star benefits and talent care and longstanding relationships with gaming powerhouses, Aquent can attract and retain talent while offering them exciting opportunities and projects.
In 2021, the gaming industry, like most industries, is looking to improve the diversity of its workforce. Aquent has a broad, deep talent pool that spans across the globe and is committed to recruiting talent from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives for its clients. With services that span from paid internships to senior leadership roles, Aquent can engage talent at all stages of their careers.
Gaming studios looking to hire, or video game talent looking for a project can connect to Aquent Games here.
Aquent is a workforce services company, operating the world's largest marketing and creative staffing firm that has been providing comprehensive benefits to its talent since 1993. Founded in a dorm room in 1986, Aquent now employs 10,000 people each year across eight countries. Aquent's other business units include Aquent Studios, Vitamin T, Scout, RoboHead, and Gymnasium. To learn more, visit www.aquent.com.