Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Google's workplace-diversity efforts still show little progress - CNET

by Steven Musil 
Originally published: June 30, 2016
Publisher: CNET.com 

Google's efforts to create a more diverse workforce is making slow progress in hiring more black, Latino and female employees, the web giant has revealed.

Women made up 31 percent of Google's workforce in 2015, up 1 percent from the previous year, according to figures the company released Thursday. Women also made up 21 percent of technical hires last year, up from 19 percent in 2014.

Google said it increased the percentage of new hires who were black or Hispanic, 4 percent and 5 percent, respectively. However, the overall percentage of nonwhite employees did not change in 2015 from the previous year, staying at 2 percent for blacks and 3 percent for Hispanics.