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50% of Apple’s Hires This Year Were From Underrepresented Groups; Tim Cook Says There’s Still “Farther To Go”

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Apple has committed to diversifying its new hires this year, and the company has just released some internal statistics on its progress. 50% of the hires made this year have been part of underrepresented groups at Apple; however, the company has yet to significantly surpass the statistics on diversity at other tech companies, like Facebook and Google. Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged the necessity of this initiative in an open letter:

We are proud of the progress we’ve made, and our commitment to diversity is unwavering. But we know there is a lot more work to be done.

Some people will read this page and see our progress. Others will recognize how much farther we have to go. We see both.

Here’s a math problem: at their current rate, how long will Apple take to line up with the diversity statistics on the planet Earth?

(via Buzzfeed, image via Apple)

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