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Diversity: Apple is gradually improving

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Like every year, Apple has updated the page presenting the diversity of its staff. We learn that out of 165,000 employees spread across the world, 34.8% of them are women and 65.2% men. It’s progressing: in 2014, Apple only had 30% women. In the United States, 43.8% of employees are white, while there are 27.9% people of Asian origin, 14.8% Hispanic and 9.4% African American. In 2014, 55% of the company’s workforce was white.

Apple highlights the figure of 47% of new female hires in management positions. If the Apple is visibly proud of this score, we can see that the global figures are less glorious: the proportion of women in management positions has only increased by 0.4 points between 2020 and 2021, from 31% to 31.4%.

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Half of the company’s workforce is made up of people from underrepresented communities in the United States. According to data compiled by ProtocolApple is neck and neck with Google, which employs 50% of people from minorities and Microsoft 51%.

Apple is pleased to have increased its female workforce by 89% worldwide since 2014, and by 104% its number of employees of Hispanic origin in the United States. When it comes to leadership positions, Apple has seen an 87% increase in the number of women globally and 84% for African Americans in the US.

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