“Twitter Inc hired a former Apple Inc employee as its vice president of diversity and inclusion, the micro-blogging site announced,” Kshitiz Goliya reports for Reuters. “Jeffrey Siminoff, who was previously the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity at Apple, replaces Janet Van Huysse.”

“Siminoff’s hiring comes as Twitter and other Silicon Valley companies face pressure to diversify their largely male, mostly white workforces,” Goliya reports. “In its most recent report on the demographics of its workers, Twitter said 66 percent of its global workforce was male and 59 percent of U.S. employees were white.”

Goliya reports, “Siminoff was not available for comment, Twitter said. He is a founder of Out Leadership, which works to include more members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in businesses.”

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