Apple's U.S. Workforce Continues to Diversify Per Latest Federal Data

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    Apple has shared its most recently filed Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1, providing a breakdown of the company's U.S. workforce as of August 2015. AppleInsider first spotted the document over the weekend.

    The employment data reveals that Apple is slightly more diverse compared to its previous July 2014 report, hiring 1,475 African-American or Black employees, 1,633 Hispanics or Latinos and 1,662 Asians over a 13-month period.

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    The latest EEO-1 data contradicts Apple's public-facing diversity page, which said the company hired 2,200 Black employees, a 65% increase over the previous year, and 2,700 Hispanic employees, a 50% year-over-year increase, based on August 2015 data.

    It is unclear what is causing the discrepancy between the data, but Apple claims its own diversity numbers are "far more accurate" than EEO-1 data.
    Apple's U.S. workforce continues to be overwhelmingly white and male, especially at the executive and senior official level. EEO-1 data shows Apple had 31,135 white male employees as of August 2015, representing about 43% of its U.S. workforce.

    At WWDC 2015, CEO Tim Cook said Apple is a "better company" by being more diverse.

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  2. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, I don't know why someones skin color/genetalia is such a large concern when it comes to employment. All that should matter is that you reach the necessary qualifications. If that means you end up with an all asian, or an all black, or an all white group of employees, so be it. As long as they are doing their work, that is what should matter
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, history and present caused this.
     
  4. AFEPPL macrumors 68020

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    I don't see why it matters either way...

    Just at a large tech event and the talk of promoting lots of women to the board basically astounds me, promote who ever from where ever based on ability nothing more or less.
     
  5. Devie macrumors 6502a

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    Two potential employees.

    One white one black

    White one slightly more suited for the job
    "Oh wait we need to be diverse, sorry white".

    This is still racism. You're noticing someone's colour/race, when we are meant to ignore all that and take someone for who they are.
     
  6. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    This is surely what happens. /s
     
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    Huh. So where is the:

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    Edit: Ah, so they've made the change.
     
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    Due to the political nature............

    above post beat me to it by a millisecond.
     
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    The "history" part is correct. Can you substantiate the "present" part?
     
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    Totally agree! I think for many the stats are nice to see, but are they hiring for a quota or to get the right person to do the job.
     
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    Agreed. Seems the current day thinking by the media or special interest groups is that diversity should override qualifications.
     
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    So it's very likely that I can get a job at Apple now because I'm not white. Yay for me!
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    So it's very likely that I can get a job at Apple now because I'm not white. Yay for me!
     
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    Umm... Not going into specifics, you know why affirmative action was put into effect... Blame white people
     
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    True, the media think there should be (people replaced by colors) 1 blue, 1 red, 1 green. Even if 2 red and 1 blue would make a better company.
     
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    A day after we celebrated the man who told us to judge people based on the content of their character here we are, back to the mindset of judging Apple for hiring people based on the color of their skin so long as that color isn't white.
     
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    A warm welcome to 2016
     
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    Their overseas slave labor force isn't diverse enough. Fix the US corporate tax code that Apple and others evade and bring those jobs home before they are taken over by robots in the next decade.
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    Specifically white liberal guilt
     
  18. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    And why do people assume all white men or all white women think alike just because they have the same skin color or are the same gender?
     
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    How about the best person for the job? Based on skillset, character and work ethic.
     
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    Nice, MacRumors. We needed another racist thread because we didn't get enough in the MLK thread.
     
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    I don't think I understand the question, but I haven't had my coffee yet...
     
  22. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    I dont see how recording detailed race and sex statistics and publishing them in graphs to great delight can ever be considered right. We should be hiring people and not caring what colour their skin is or if their reproductive organs are on the outside or the inside.

    I get what they are trying to do but this is the wrong way to go about it.
     
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    To be frank... Because before affirmative action WHITE PEOPLE only looked at WHITE PEOPLE when it came to hiring

    I could have been black as tar with multiple degrees from Harvard... Yet a white person with no education would have gotten the job because.. He was WHITE! Fact is fact!

    The black guy probably would have been a educated janitor though lol

    White powerful people had cultural and racial bias when it came to hiring a black man FOR DECADES, I have no sympathy for white who complains about Affirmative action
     
  24. joueboy macrumors 65816

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    So it's very likely that I can get a job at Apple now because I'm not white. Yay for me!
     
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    I've always thought this had to happen because racism does exist and people are denied jobs because of their gender or background, and that some companies (like Apple) are trying to offer equally skilled people who would otherwise find it difficult to get employment a chance. But that's because I've seen similar things happen here.

    I suppose it's like the difference between feminism and egalitarianism. One recognises that people have different backgrounds that might hinder them, the other disregards that and thinks everyone regardless should be treated the same.

    Come to think of it I've done this too. I recently hired a writer from outside of my usual group and a different background because I wanted something more unique.

    (I do wonder how many of the "skin colour shouldn't matter" folk are white or unaffected by racism)
     

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