Apple Releases New Diversity Numbers, Hired Over 11,000 Women in Past Year

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has released updated diversity numbers that provide a breakdown of the company's workforce based on gender, race and ethnicity in 2015. The new data reveals that Apple hired over 11,000 women globally over the past year, a 65% increase over the previous year, in addition to 2,200 Black employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 66% increase over the previous year.


    Apple says that is has hired more diverse candidates in 2015 than any year to date, with the percentage of new hires in the past year broken down as follows: 35% Women (Global), 19% Asian (U.S.), 13% Hispanic (U.S.), 11% Black (U.S.). Apple's global gender split is now 69% male and 31% female, a marginal change from last year's 70% male-30% female split.


    Apple CEO Tim Cook:
    Apple's overall race and ethnicity breakdown in the United States is now 54% White, 18% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 8% Black, 2% Multiple, 1% Other and 6% Undeclared. The data reflects the past year through June 27, 2015 and varies when broken down into individual categories including tech, non-tech, leadership, retail and retail leadership.

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  2. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

    Four oF NINE

    Sep 28, 2011
    Hell's Kitchen
    I think identity politics is misguided and ultimately detrimental
  3. MvdM macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2005
    It's the quality of the people that matters. Not race or sex.
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    As a woman this bothers me. Hire the best person for the job whether it's a man, woman, green person, purple person, alien whatever..
  5. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i may get flamed for this but i never understood the american obsession with race and where people are from. like when i was studying abroad people kept asking me "whats my background?" and i didnt even get what they were talking about. "i am half this a quarter of that and a bit of this and that". i was like "i am german ... i guess?" (even though my dad is spanish but why point that out if i wasnt born there)

    same thing when i had to sign some papers and it asked if i am caucasian or whatever (i didnt even know caucasian was a word before that)
  6. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    How many more qualified men we're ignored in favour of 'diversity'?

    I've got a friend that runs a web development company and all but one of his employees are men. The government is on his ass that he needs to hire more women. So what's he supposed to do when there are so few (nearly none) women in the field... and even then, it's especially difficult to find ones that are more qualified than the rest?

    Perhaps we should make some efforts to put in more men into hospitals as nurses? Or is feminism really only about benefiting one side only?
  7. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2014
    Charleston, SC and Everett, WA
    The ones you mentioned are only 5/64 of what Facebook allows for selection.
  8. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2010
    First they hire 11,000 women, then they give you 16GB storage in the base iPhone.
  9. MacLC macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2013

    Be careful what you wish for, even if sarcastically. Some men have already sued Hooters for the right to be "servers" there.
  10. soupcan, Aug 13, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015

    soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014

    How about you hire the people who are right for the bloody job regardless of sex or skin color huh?
  11. Daws001 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    The States
  12. JustThinkin', Aug 13, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015

    JustThinkin' macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2014
    I agree. Just as America was coming out of the 60's, which brought a clear message that we should be "color blind," an influential segment of liberals declared to us that the only way to achieve equality was to pay attention - pay acute attention - to everyone's race, sex, and perhaps even cultiure, and categorize them that way.

    While I can't speak precisely to their motivations, it was an absolutely heartbreaking tragedy. Love and acceptance was replaced with this insidious divisiveness. It infected our politics, and we've been suffering from it ever since.
  13. Renzatic Suspended


    Aug 3, 2011
    Gramps, what the hell am I paying you for?
    This is gonna be one of those threads that brings out the best in people.
  14. pauliaK macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2012
    Banff, AB
    I seriously doubt any one has ever been discriminated based on race or sex at companies like Apple, Facebook, Google etc. those companies are what they are because they were progressive and innovative in a first place not because they were politically correct and it's ones best interest to have the best staff available working for you delivering the best results no matter what color, sex or religion they are. That's how successful business operate. I'm afraid this leads no where and will do us all harm, well except those few individuals who got their jobs not because of what they are capable of but because of their skin color, sex or religion.

    By the way, US demographics are as follows:

    Americans 308,745,538 100.0 %
    Non-Hispanic White 196,817,552 63.7 %
    Non-Hispanic Black or African American 37,685,848 12.2 %
    Non-Hispanic Asian 14,465,124 4.7 %
    Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native 2,247,098 0.7 %
    Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 481,576 0.2 %
    Non-Hispanic some other race 604,265 0.2 %
    Non-Hispanic two or more races 5,966,481 1.9 %
    Hispanic or Latino 50,477,594 16.4 %

    What can I say, whites are being discriminated against the most, based on numbers alone. And they should get rid of 3 in 4 Asians working for them no matter how good and well suited for those positions they are.

  15. Saucesome2000 macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Because in America we have to find things to bitch about. "Issues" such as this are the epitome of first world problems.
  16. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    That this is even a thing denotes that inequality is ever-present.
  17. winston1236 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    So whats the end goal of this? We can see in this chart they have hired 16 times the % of the Asian population in the US while all others are lacking. Why would any company want to try to define such a complicated policy that will always exclude someone?
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Yes, women are still treated worse by society.
  19. Dargoth macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2014
    Really, you should say "no, I am not from the Caucasus region. A bit northwest of there actually."
  20. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    Largely impossible. Any HR department will tell you that a resume only tells you a scant few details about a person. It doesn't tell you how well they work with other people or deal with ambiguity. I think we need to stop fooling ourselves into thinking that a human's work efficacy can be accurately summed up on a couple of pages.

    Many of the smartest people I know have rather average higher education experience or even none.
  21. 66318 macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2006
    How is it detrimental? To who?
  22. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    I understand what Tim is trying to do but the problem traces back to the education system. I work for a huge corporation and our IT dept is 80-85% male (very diversified: Asian, blacks, whites, Spanish, European, etc) with the rest of the women doing user training, project management and a few in managerial positions.

    Even when we ask the recruiter to specifically send us women for very technical positions in networking, telephony and software development the numbers that we see are minuscule. In my case, when I graduated there was this stigma of IT being boring and difficult so I don't have an answer on how we can improve the odds of more women in IT.
  23. Edgar Spayce macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2015
    They should hire people like you, intelligent human before being a stupid SJW.

    SJW have hijacks all minorities causes and discourses and are setting the detrimental seeds for a dangerous blowback when the liberal propaganda crumbles under the weight of it's own contradiction, manipulation and lies (I'm precise: I'm French, so I'm not a conservative either, and I'm afraid of what the liberal fascism has set for the coming conservative political trends...)
  24. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    Thank you, a real eye opener.
  25. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    The classic definition of the term that has been enlarged in contemporaneous times to encompass skull shape as well. Caucasian is such a horrible term that become more vacuous the more it becomes abused.

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