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Apple Slowly Becoming More Diverse in its Hirings

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 13:22
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Apple has a diversity problem, but it is slowly getting better.

The iPhone maker remains largely white and male despite  its best efforts to bring more women and minorities into its workforce. Still, according to Apple’s 2016 diversity report, the company is making progress — it is just slow going.

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 3.29.45 PMDespite 54 percent of Apple’s new U.S. hires over the past year being minorities, a full 56 percent of the company’s overall U.S. workforce is white. In the past year, Asian employees increased by one percent to 19 percent while black employees were also up one percent to nine percent.

Hispanics rose from 11 percent to 12 percent.

When it comes to gender, the number of female employees increased one percent to 32 percent, meaning males still make up 68 percent of the company’s workforce.

Pay equity is no longer an issue at Apple, however. The company said it has scrutinized total compensation for U.S. employees and has closed any gaps that were found.

“We’ve achieved pay equity in the United States for similar roles and performance. Women earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn. And underrepresented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn,” Apple said in its report.

“We’re now analyzing the salaries, bonuses, and annual stock grants of all our employees worldwide. If a gap exists, we’ll address it. And we’ll continue our work to make sure we maintain pay equity.”

Apple is also continuing to partner with 37 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organizations, such as App Camp for Girls, Black Girls Code, Blacks In Technology, ChickTech, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Hack the Hood, Latina Girls Code, the National Center for Women in Tech, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Women Who Code.

The company also donates to the Thurgood Marshall Fund which supports the training and hiring of minorities in technical jobs.


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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