Apple has released updated diversity numbers that reveal its overall workforce, including tech, non-tech, and retail jobs, is 68 percent male and 32 percent female as of June 2016. This is a slight change from a 69 percent-31 percent split in 2015 but well within any accidental margin of error.
To make it look like it had actually made a difference, Apple profiled some of these employees, including Divya, Ryan, Adrienne, Aurelio, Edith, Riad, Charissa, and Kully, and shared a Creating Opportunities page highlighting its diversity programs and partnerships.
Denise Young Smith, Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources at Apple said: “Diversity is more than any one gender, race, or ethnicity. It’s richly representative of all people, all backgrounds, and all perspectives. It is the entire human experience.”
Well that would be nice if your efforts made a difference. In fact when it comes to ethnicity, Apple has actually become worse.
Apple’s race and ethnicity breakdown among US employees is 19 percent Asian, nine percent Black, 12 percent Hispanic, two percent Multiracial, one percent Other, and 56 percent White. Despite making all the right noises, Apple hired two percent more White employees.
Apple defines underrepresented minorities as “groups whose representation in tech has been historically low — Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islanders”.
On the plus side Jobs’ Mob claims it has achieved pay equity in the United States for similar roles and performance as of August 2016. The company said female employees earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn, while under represented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn.