Although Apple hires a large number of diverse groups 69% of workforce is still comprised of male employees.
Apple recently released an open letter showing its diversity figures. In the open letter the CEO Tim Cook stated how the hiring practices at Apple are changing.
According to the letter Apple has hired 65 percent of more women globally. In other words 11000 women have been hired by Apple recently. In the US alone Apple hired 2200 black employees and 27000 Hispanic employees.
Cook claims that the recent hiring by Apple is the largest they acquired from underrepresented groups in one year. In the first half of 2015 all employees hired by Apple are women, black, Hispanic, or Native American.
But if you take a closer look at Apple’s workforce demographic diversity is still lacking. The demographics show 65% of Apple employees are still males. The figure has decreased by only 1 percent since 2014.
Moreover about 54% of the entire workforce is a white majority. Around the leadership hierarchy 72 percent is composed of males and 63 percent of them are white.
Even though Apple is trying to hire people from more diverse groups its efforts are still moot. Apple still has a long way to go in term terms of diversity progress.
Even Tim Cook acknowledged in the open letter they still need to make a lot of progress. Cook shared while some will see progress, others will see the distance Apple has to cover.
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Apple launched the ConnectED initiative. It is aimed at bringing technology to economically disadvantaged schools and communities. Apple aims to bring more women and diverse populations into the company.