Apple Releases New Diversity Numbers, Hired Over 11,000 Women in Past Year

Apple has released updated diversity numbers that provide a breakdown of the company's workforce based on gender, race and ethnicity in 2015. The new data reveals that Apple hired over 11,000 women globally over the past year, a 65% increase over the previous year, in addition to 2,200 Black employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66% increase over the previous year.

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Apple says that is has hired more diverse candidates in 2015 than any year to date, with the percentage of new hires in the past year broken down as follows: 35% Women (Global), 19% Asian (U.S.), 13% Hispanic (U.S.), 11% Black (U.S.). Apple's global gender split is now 69% male and 31% female, a marginal change from last year's 70% male-30% female split.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook:

Diversity is critical to innovation and it is essential to Apple’s future. We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire. We must address the broad underlying challenges, offer new opportunities, and create a future generation of employees as diverse as the world around us. We also aspire to make a difference beyond Apple. [...]

We are proud of the progress we’ve made, and our commitment to diversity is unwavering. But we know there is a lot more work to be done.

Some people will read this page and see our progress. Others will recognize how much farther we have to go. We see both. And more important than these statistics, we see tens of thousands of Apple employees all over the world, speaking dozens of languages, working together. We celebrate their differences and the many benefits we and our customers enjoy as a result.

Apple's overall race and ethnicity breakdown in the United States is now 54% White, 18% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 8% Black, 2% Multiple, 1% Other and 6% Undeclared. The data reflects the past year through June 27, 2015 and varies when broken down into individual categories including tech, non-tech, leadership, retail and retail leadership.

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65 months ago
It's the quality of the people that matters. Not race or sex.
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65 months ago
As a woman this bothers me. Hire the best person for the job whether it's a man, woman, green person, purple person, alien whatever..
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65 months ago
I think identity politics is misguided and ultimately detrimental
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65 months ago
How many more qualified men we're ignored in favour of 'diversity'?

I've got a friend that runs a web development company and all but one of his employees are men. The government is on his ass that he needs to hire more women. So what's he supposed to do when there are so few (nearly none) women in the field... and even then, it's especially difficult to find ones that are more qualified than the rest?

Perhaps we should make some efforts to put in more men into hospitals as nurses? Or is feminism really only about benefiting one side only?
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65 months ago
Sigh...

How about you hire the people who are right for the bloody job regardless of sex or skin color huh?
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65 months ago
I seriously doubt any one has ever been discriminated based on race or sex at companies like Apple, Facebook, Google etc. those companies are what they are because they were progressive and innovative in a first place not because they were politically correct and it's ones best interest to have the best staff available working for you delivering the best results no matter what color, sex or religion they are. That's how successful business operate. I'm afraid this leads no where and will do us all harm, well except those few individuals who got their jobs not because of what they are capable of but because of their skin color, sex or religion.

By the way, US demographics are as follows:

Americans 308,745,538 100.0 %
Non-Hispanic White ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Hispanic_Whites') 196,817,552 63.7 %
Non-Hispanic Black or African American ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American') 37,685,848 12.2 %
Non-Hispanic Asian ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_American') 14,465,124 4.7 %
Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States') 2,247,098 0.7 %
Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Islander_American') 481,576 0.2 %
Non-Hispanic some other race ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestizo') 604,265 0.2 %
Non-Hispanic two or more races ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiracial_American') 5,966,481 1.9 %
Hispanic or Latino ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanic_and_Latino_Americans') 50,477,594 16.4 %

What can I say, whites are being discriminated against the most, based on numbers alone. And they should get rid of 3 in 4 Asians working for them no matter how good and well suited for those positions they are.

Ridiculous.
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