Apple's U.S. Workforce Continues to Diversify Per Latest Federal Data

Apple has shared its most recently filed Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1, providing a breakdown of the company's U.S. workforce as of August 2015. AppleInsider first spotted the document over the weekend.

The employment data reveals that Apple is slightly more diverse compared to its previous July 2014 report, hiring 1,475 African-American or Black employees, 1,633 Hispanics or Latinos and 1,662 Asians over a 13-month period.

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The latest EEO-1 data contradicts Apple's public-facing diversity page, which said the company hired 2,200 Black employees, a 65% increase over the previous year, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, based on August 2015 data.

It is unclear what is causing the discrepancy between the data, but Apple claims its own diversity numbers are "far more accurate" than EEO-1 data.

We make the document publicly available, but it’s not how we measure our progress. The EEO-1 has not kept pace with changes in industry or the American workforce over the past half century. We believe the information we report elsewhere on this site is a far more accurate reflection of our progress toward diversity.

Apple's U.S. workforce continues to be overwhelmingly white and male, especially at the executive and senior official level. EEO-1 data shows Apple had 31,135 white male employees as of August 2015, representing about 43% of its U.S. workforce.

At WWDC 2015, CEO Tim Cook said Apple is a "better company" by being more diverse.

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Top Rated Comments

lovewd Avatar
67 months ago
To be honest, I don't know why someones skin color/genetalia is such a large concern when it comes to employment. All that should matter is that you reach the necessary qualifications. If that means you end up with an all asian, or an all black, or an all white group of employees, so be it. As long as they are doing their work, that is what should matter
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Devie Avatar
67 months ago
Two potential employees.

One white one black

White one slightly more suited for the job
"Oh wait we need to be diverse, sorry white".

This is still racism. You're noticing someone's colour/race, when we are meant to ignore all that and take someone for who they are.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TonyC28 Avatar
67 months ago
A day after we celebrated the man who told us to judge people based on the content of their character here we are, back to the mindset of judging Apple for hiring people based on the color of their skin so long as that color isn't white.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kazmac Avatar
67 months ago
How about the best person for the job? Based on skillset, character and work ethic.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LIVEFRMNYC Avatar
67 months ago
To be honest, I don't know why someones skin color/genetalia is such a large concern when it comes to employment. All that should matter is that you reach the necessary qualifications. If that means you end up with an all asian, or an all black, or an all white group of employees, so be it. As long as they are doing their work, that is what should matter
Unfortunately, history and present caused this.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AFEPPL Avatar
67 months ago
I don't see why it matters either way...

Just at a large tech event and the talk of promoting lots of women to the board basically astounds me, promote who ever from where ever based on ability nothing more or less.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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