Apple has recently released its employee diversity report and the results are quite similar to the ones that other Silicon Valley companies have yielded. Tim Cook has expressed that he wasn’t very satisfied with the results and that the company wishes for those numbers to improve.
With almost 100,000 employees in 670 retail stores around the world, Apple is a leader on the market. In the United States, employees at Apple are 55% white, 15% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 7% Black, 2% mixed race and 9% chose not to disclose their race in the survey given. Apple did not disclose the employee diversity results for other countries except the U.S.
There were three categories of positions in the diversity report: leadership, technology and non-technology. In leadership positions, 64% of the employees are white, 21% Asian, 6% Hispanic, 3% black and 6% undeclared. In Technology positions, 54% are white, 23% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% mixed and 8% undeclared and in non-technology positions: 56% of the employees are white, 14% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 9% black, 3% mixed, 9% undeclared.
The global gender overall is also a bit unsatisfactory: 70% male and 30% female. The non-technology global gender is 65% male and 35% female, the technology global gender is 80% make and 20% female and the global gender leadership is 72% male and 28% female.
Tim Cook released a statement after the employee diversity report saying the he was not satisfied and that the company will focus on advancing diversity.
Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company. Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them. We are making progress, and we’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products.
Google and Twitter are leaders that also hire mostly males. They are followed by Facebook with 69% men and Yahoo with 62%.
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