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Apple’s diversity report finds more Adams than Eves

It is the industry way
Wed Aug 13 2014, 12:13

APPLE HAS JOINED the diversity report party and revealed that it too is rather heavy with male employees.

The firm is joining a list of others including Twitter, eBay and Google in revealing that chinos are probably the most commonly worn lower garment in industry offices, and that the ladies loos are the less well trafficked.

The Apple report reveals that the firm has a hiring policy that has managed to include women in around 30 percent of its roles. This means that like Twitter and Google it is 70 percent male. Like those firms it is also mostly white male, with 55 percent of workers falling into that camp. Unlike the other firms Apple is counting staff at its retail outfits in its report.

Overall it said its technology team is 55 percent white, 15 percent Hispanic, seven percent black and two percent mixed. Some nine percent did not reveal their ethnicity.

Tim Cook, the white male CEO at the head of the firm, said that this is not good enough, and explained that Apple has worked and continues to work towards gender equality.

"Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company. Let me say up front: As CEO, I'm not satisfied with the numbers on this page," he said.

"They're not new to us, and we've been working hard for quite some time to improve them. We are making progress, and we're committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products."

Cook added that Apple considers "diversity" to be wider than just gender, and he said that the firm counts veteran status, disability and sexual orientation in its categories. "We are committed to diversity within our company and the advancement of equality and human rights everywhere," he added. µ


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