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Apple diversity report shows the company is still white and male


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Apple is pledging to do more on the diversity front.
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Apple’s new video published this afternoon is a celebration of diversity, but according to a recent government filing, the company still has a long way to go before it can really call itself inclusive.

Over 80% of Apple’s senior ranking officials are white males, based on Apple’s updated Inclusion and Diversity report. Most of the numbers are stagnant compared to 2016, but there are a few spots to be proud of.

From July 2016 to July 2017, more than half of all Apple’s new hires were either Asian, Black, Hispanic or multi-racial. Apple says it has also increased female representation in the company by 2 percentage points since 2014 by hiring 37,000 women.

Apple’s younger workers are the most diverse group at the company. Underrepresented minorities in the US make up 31% of the company’s workforce while 39% of leaders under 30 at Apple are women, verses 29% overall.

Even though Apple hasn’t made huge changes it notes that even small percentage points in change effects thousands of people because it has 130,000 employees.

“Meaningful change takes time. We’re proud of our accomplishments, but we have much more work to do. As we strive to do better, Apple will remain open. As it always has been. And always will be.”


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