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Apple won't release federal diversity data

Apple won't release federal diversity data

December 9, 2014

In August, Apple published its own employee diversity report. Despite this, the company has refused to make public the full data from its federal diversity filing, according to USA Today.

Apple is one of the few technology companies that has refused to publish its data. Facebook, eBay, Google, Yahoo, and LinkedIn have already made public their EEO-1s, while Microsoft promises to publish its own form before the end of the month. Amazon and Twitter are among the other holdouts.

This type of information must be collected annually and submitted to the U.S. government through an EEO-1 form. Companies do not have to make this information public.

This summer, Apple reported that its workforce is 70 percent male and 30 percent female. In tech positions, that number jumps to 80 percent male.

In the United States, 55 percent of Apple’s workforce is white, 15 percent Asian, 11 percent Hispanic, and 7 percent black. Nine percent of employees didn’t declare a race, while 2 percent listed two or more races. One percent selected “other.”

At the time, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is striving to do better:

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. 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.

You can take a look at the complete report here.

See also: Steve Jobs’ deposition video in iPod antitrust lawsuit could be made publicApple reportedly hiring fashion and luxury experts to help sell the Apple Watch, and More Steve Jobs biopic news concerning Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman.


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