Apple's Workforce is Slightly More Diverse This Year

diversity_appleApple has released updated diversity numbers that reveal its overall workforce, including tech, non-tech, and retail jobs, is 68% male and 32% female as of June 2016, a slight change from a 69%-31% split in 2015.

Apple profiled some of these employees, including Divya, Ryan, Adrienne, Aurelio, Edith, Riad, Charissa, and Kully, and shared a Creating Opportunities page highlighting its diversity programs and partnerships.

Denise Young Smith, Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources at Apple:

"Diversity is more than any one gender, race, or ethnicity. It's richly representative of all people, all backgrounds, and all perspectives. It is the entire human experience."

Apple's race and ethnicity breakdown among U.S. employees is 19% Asian, 9% Black, 12% Hispanic, 2% Multiracial, 1% Other, and 56% White, representing a 2 percent increase in White employees and a 1 percent increase in both Asian and Hispanic employees compared to last year's data.

Females represent 37% of Apple's global new hires, while U.S. underrepresented minorities represent 27% of global new hires. Apple defines underrepresented minorities as "groups whose representation in tech has been historically low — Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander."

Apple said that it has achieved pay equity in the United States for similar roles and performance as of August 2016. The company said female employees earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn, while underrepresented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn.

We see diversity as everything that makes an employee who they are. We foster a diverse culture that’s inclusive of disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, and service to country. We want all employees to be comfortable bringing their entire selves to work every day. Because we believe our individual backgrounds, perspectives, and passions help us create the ideas that move all of us forward.

Creating an inclusive culture takes both commitment and action. We’re helping employees identify and address unconscious racial and gender bias. We’re cultivating diverse leadership and tech talent. We’re continuing our advocacy for LGBTQ equality, investing in resources for Veterans and service members and their families, and exploring new ways to support employees with disabilities. We’re also strengthening our common bonds through on-campus groups, events, and programs.

Apple has shared its recently filed Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1 [PDF], representing employees as of August 2015.

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Top Rated Comments

IPPlanMan Avatar
67 months ago


I'm with Morgan Freeman on this:

Mike Wallace: How are we going to get rid of racism until....?

Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it.

Mike Wallace: ......

Morgan Freeman: I'm going to stop calling you a white man.

Mike Wallace: Yeah.

Morgan Freeman: and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman.
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
67 months ago
I will never understand the significance of reports such as this. Yes, diversity is a wonderful thing and shouldn't even be an issue in 2016 - but surely the person most qualified should be given the job, regardless of whether they are black, white, gay, straight or whatever you like.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
67 months ago
I would argue that Apple is TOO diverse.

Whites make up 72% of America, yet Apple has only 56%?
Asians make up 4.75% of America, yet Apple has a whopping 19%?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jcmeyer5 Avatar
67 months ago
Oh who gives a flying Rattata. Just hire good people. End of story.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Frost Avatar
67 months ago
I'm so sick of all this diversity crap.

LISTEN UP, APPLE: the only thing that matters is merit. If 100% of your workers are white, male and middle-aged, I couldn't be more delighted, as long as they are hired on merit and merit alone.

To be pro-diversity is to be anti-merit. It's no wonder Apple is going to hell in a handcart with Tim Cook at the helm and his insufferable prejudice against hiring the best man for the job.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nt5672 Avatar
67 months ago
I would argue that Apple is TOO diverse.

Whites make up 72% of America, yet Apple has only 56%?
Asians make up 4.75% of America, yet Apple has a whopping 19%?
Your being too nice. After the last 20 years we now know that these numbers are indicative of pure racism, but it is the politically correct form of racism, so no worries. As long as the politically correct races end up on top or preferred, its not really a problem in the eyes of current racists.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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