On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook made good on his promise to update the world on Apple’s range of diversity across its global workforce.
“At Apple,” Cook writes, “our 98,000 employees share a passion for products that change people’s lives, and from the very earliest days we have known that diversity is critical to our success. We believe deeply that inclusion inspires innovation.”
Regrettably for those hoping to find Apple a more diverse work environment, that is not the case.
The vast majority of Apple employees are male and white. Cook, not surprisingly, says more should be done to make Apple a more diverse place of employment.
Today, 70% of Apple’s employees are male (55% of its total workforce is white). 15% is Asian, 11% is Hispanic and 7% is African American.
“Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page,” Cook adds. “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 ad we are in developing our products.”
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