Apple CEO Not Satisfied With Employee Diversity

Apple recently released its employee diversity report and the numbers are fairly consistent with other tech companies in Silicon Valley. However, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged he is “not satisfied” with the numbers and will focus on “advancing diversity.”

Apple has 98,000 employees and 670 retail stores around the world, but the company did not disclose the diversity figures in other countries.

“Apple is committed to transparency, which is why we are publishing statistics about the race and gender makeup of our company. Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them,” said Cook on the diversity report website. “We are making progress, and we’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products.”

Apple is not the only company that hired predominantly men in Silicon Valley. The percentage of males employed by both Google and Twitter is 70%. They are followed by Facebook at 69%, Yahoo! at 62%, LinkedIn at 61%, Pinterest at 60% and eBay at 58%.

Read more: Forbes


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