Facebook’s diversity report shows primarily white male workforce

Jun 25, 2014
Facebook’s diversity report shows primarily white male workforce

Facebook is the latest tech company to reveal its diversity numbers, and in the report we see a familiar picture: a workforce composed primarily of white males, with there being some categories where the numbers even out into a somewhat more diverse picture. Said the social network today, "As these numbers show, we have more work to do -- a lot more."

The numbers, as mentioned, are broken down into different categories. The company as a whole has a 69-percent male workforce and 31-percent female workforce, with 57-percent being white, 34-percent being Asian, 4-percent being Hispanic, 3-percent being two or more races, 2-percent being black, and 0-percent outside of those groups.

Under the "Tech" category, the numbers are broken down by 85-percent male and 15-percent female, with the majority percentage (53-percent) being white, and 41-percent being Asian. In the "Non-Tech" group, meanwhile, 53-percent are male and 47-percent are female, while 63-percent are white and 24-percent are Asian.

Senior Level positions round out the numbers, with 77-percent being male and 23-percent being female, and 74-percent being white (the next highest is Asian at 19-percent).

Facebook says that "diversity is something that we're treating as everyone's responsibility" within the company. Last year the social network launched a so-called strategic diversity team, and it says it is using different strategies and programs for increasing its "pool of talent from underrepresented communities."

SOURCE: Facebook

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