Facebook Reveals Lack Of Diversity In Employee Demographics

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This isn’t the first or second or third time statistics from major companies reflect demographics that lack in diversity.

Who is the latest culprit for portraying lopsided numbers in the workforce? Facebook. The world’s most popular social network with users all around the globe portrayed that only 2% of their employees are African-American with 1% being technical employees.
On the other hand, 53% are white and 41% are Asian.

“We build products to connect the world, and this means we need a team that understand and reflects many different communities, backgrounds and cultures,” said Facebook’s global head of diversity in a blogpost, Maxine Williams.

As for those in the top of Facebook’s management team, the numbers aren’t any better. With 77% of the senior level employees being men, 74% are white, 19% are Asian with Hispanics being accounted for 4% and African-Americans for 2%.

Facebook launched a diversity team last year by forming partnerships with key groups to find more women and people of color. They said the effort has increased more hires for underrepresented groups in the company workforce.

For years, other Silicon Valley companies such as Google and LinkedIn have refrained from sharing their diversity statistics with the public.

“We have a long way to go, but we’re absolutely committed to achieving greater diversity at Facebook and across the industry,” Williams said.

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