Apple's Workforce 70 Percent Male, More Than Half White

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Apple’s employees may think different, but a lot of them look the same. The company’s workforce is 70 percent male and 55 percent white, according to diversity data released Tuesday. Apple is the latest major tech player to publish information on the demographics of its workforce, as critics point to a disproportionate number of white males in Silicon Valley. Overall, 7 percent of workers at Apple identified as black and 11 percent identified as Hispanic. “Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company,” chief executive Tim Cook said in an open message posted Tuesday on Apple’s diversity page. “Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page.” Yahoo and Facebook have released numbers that show that their workforce is 2 percent black and 4 percent Hispanic. Google’s employees are 2 percent black and 3 percent Hispanic.

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