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18 Aug 2015

Alexandra Burlacu, Tech Times (USA)

Apple’s latest diversity report shows more than 60% increase in number of women & ethnic minorities hired by firm

"Apple Hired 11,000 Women Globally In 2015: Does It Make Its Workforce More Diverse?", 15 Aug 2015

The number of women working at Apple is dramatically higher than last year — jumping 65 percent from 2014 to 2015…[A]lthough the majority of its employees are white and Asian men, the company is making significant efforts to include people from different backgrounds and make them feel welcome, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion…The latest diversity report from Apple shows what changed in this regard over the past year, and while some numbers remain largely the same, others are notably different…The company points out that it hired 11,000 women in the past year, making a 65 percent increase over the previous year. Apple further notes that it hired 2,200 black employees, marking an increase of 50 percent, as well as 2,700 Hispanic employees, marking an increase of 66 percent…Apple pledges to keep working on expanding its recruiting efforts and diversifying its workforce even further, aiming to offer more opportunities to more groups that are underrepresented in the tech industry…