Diversity report shows Apple’s U.S. workforce still mainly white and male

“Apple’s U.S. workforce is a bit more diverse than it was a year ago, but still predominantly white and male, suggests the most recent EEO-1 Federal Employer Information report,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac.

“According to newly-released figures, roughly 30 percent of Apple’s U.S. employees are female, around 8.6 percent are African-American, and 11.7 percent are hispanic or Latino,” Dormehl reports. “That’s marginally up from 29 percent female, 8 percent African-American, and 11.5 percent hispanic and Latino in 2014.”

Dormehl reports, “Close to 83 percent of Apple’s senior execs and managers are male, with 83.5 percent also white.”

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“Changes in executive and upper level management tiers were less dramatic, with Hispanic employees accounting for 7 percent of the total, up 1 percent from 2014,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “Apple hired more black, Asian and multiracial workers to fill leadership roles, but the overall breakdown went unchanged due to similar growth in white hires.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s “Inclusion and Diversity” page is here.

Apple’s Board of Directors says a call for diversity is ‘unduly burdensome and not necessary’ – January 15, 2016
Apple leads Facebook, Intel, Cisco, Google on gender diversity among Bay Area companies – November 17, 2015
Apple’s latest diversity report shows progress – August 13, 2015
Tim Cook is ‘personally involved’ in improving diversity at Apple Inc. – July 14, 2015
Apple donates over $50 million to diversity efforts – March 10, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook met privately with Jesse Jackson regarding diversity – December 9, 2014
Apple adds Vice Presidents, more diversity to Executive Leadership Team – August 15, 2014
A message from Apple CEO Tim Cook on diversity – August 12, 2014
Jesse Jackson calls on Obama to scrutinize tech industry’s ‘lack of diversity’ – July 28, 2014
Tim Cook: Apple will release diversity data ‘at some point’ – July 9, 2014
Jesse Jackson targets tech’s lack of diversity; sends letter to Apple, Google, HP, others – March 19, 2014
Apple changes bylaws after facing criticism about lack of diversity on board – January 9, 2014


    1. The thing that is wrong is to try to strong arm Apple into hiring people that may not be as qualified because they have a certain skin color or gender. Apple should hire the most qualified people for the jobs that they fill. Most programmers are male for example, and it skews Asian and European. Go to college campuses and look at the computer science classes and see for yourself. Even in California the most multicultural and ethnic part of the country, this is still true.

      In fact the gender diversity in computer science classes has actually gone way down, not up over the past 2 decades.

      No employer that wants to do the best job and create the best products should do anything but hire the best people. This means that gender and racial diversity really cannot be your goal.

  1. Go to any University and take a peek in the Engineering College and classrooms. Same for the Computer Science classes. Not many women and few African-Americans- which is precisely what diversity is usually code for in these United States.

    Nobody is stopping people of color from going to work at Apple or enrolling in the degree programs that will get them there.

    Hint: A Sports Management Degree from a Football Factory or a Criminal Justice “Degree” from some for profit diploma mill is not going to cut it. Nor will a degree in business from Slick Lizard State University.

    Do the work and reap the results. The nerds the jocks and cool kids picked on in HS now drives a Tesla and has a nice spread overlooking the water. Just how it works in Technology- it is what you can do. Tech companies have hired autodidacts that can deliver the goods- Steve Jobs was an autodidact.

    The cure to the diversity problem is going to class, doing your homework, staying out of trouble, working hard and paying your dues. It also should be said neck tats are not desirable when sitting in an Interview for the clueless.

      1. As I’ve been saying, the drive for diversity is misguided and should be replaced by the drive for eliminating hiring bias.

        Artificial diversity quotas achieved by regulation are detrimental to the quality of workforce. I’m sure there will be women, or minority, who will be happy that the Affirmative Action was there to give them a competitive edge over a South-Asian man where he was equally or more qualified, but that obviously worked against the hiring company.

        What companies must focus on is hiring bias. As I had written before, what we all have is the subconscious and inherent preference for people who look and talk like us. We need to be trained to recognise this bias and ignore it when making a decision about hiring the best candidate. Apple has been doing this for some time. Many other companies don’t, and instead use some artificial quota system in order to address the diversity issue (or simply don’t address it at all, and let the white male bias kick in), so they end up hiring less qualified candidates.

    1. As long as we have the Democrat Party, never, because without racial issues the Dems would win even fewer races than they do now.

      The Democrat Party requires racial tension for their survival. Simply note how the sycophantic mainstream media works constantly to stir up racial tensions. Without the complicit, unthinking, lock-step black vote, the Democrat Party is dead as a national party. Period. Just look at the demographic vote data.

      Now, go ahead, Libs, downvote me once again for typing out the unvarnished truth.

      1. Apparently, Republicans are making it much easier for them with their inadvertent racist remarks…:

        “Yes black lives matter. The best way to end the slaughter of young black men is to take guns away from blacks as they are the main killers.”

        …”The [Texas] ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land”…, referring to such people as “wetbacks”.

        …”And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?”

        “No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.”

        “I used to own — my father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes”

        This is something I could collect in a few minutes. There is tons more…

          1. No doubt, but the point here was that, while Democrats may be “stirring up racial tensions” in order to survive, Republicans are giving them plenty of help there.

            It is the same with the ‘N’ word; blacks casually and effortlessly use it in daily conversation, while any utterance by a white person will immediately come across as racist.

      2. I will explain this for you (again):
        In the United States there is no Democrat Party as there is no Republic Party. There is a Democratic Party and a Republican Party.
        Maybe you were home schooled and do not know any better, but you do now.

        As to the party being dead, I would say they are both dying. More Americans are unaligned with any political party- as I am. I am a Progressive, but most certainly not a Democrat.

  2. Apple should go find a bunch of diversity-prone orphans of the poverty-stricken regions of the world and house and raise them to be the next generation of engineers, designers, programmers, etc. And parent-less, LGBT adolescents and teens. Come to think of it, they should also find the kids that have been orphaned by parents incarcerated for significant crimes or failures of parenting. In 15-20 years, they’ll have created all the diversity they need. Of course, then everyone will complain that those individuals were given an unfair advantage.

  3. I would also like to remind people reading this report with dismay (as is obviously intended), that Apple was created and nurtured to this point by “mainly white males.” It is a success that that you don’t tinker with just to satisfy a quota, or for some social experiment. Apple has a responsibility to show no hiring bias based on race or gender, and that works both ways. You are either qualified to be hired or you are not. When you have a report that shows evidence that Apple is demonstrably biased in their hiring I will be suitably disturbed.

  4. The diversity train that cook wants to drive. I understand the pressure Jackson is putting in all these companies. Its not diversity bs mostly, it is a black hiring issue. You dont hear hispanics, asians, indians and pakistanis (east asians), complaining. Its all about Jesse Jackson campaign on this issue. Jackson likes to use the word “minorities” but he should just stick to blacks. Hispanics and asians have moved past his begging methods of being included demands. Look at the Oscars now. Do hispanics beg to be included in all movies? No. Where are the black people with money? They do have quite a few billionaires and multi millionaires around to produce and create great movies. How come little Spike Lee can get his projects funded by black entreprenuers? There might be an answer right there.
    The way it is, very simple. Would Apple not hire a great engineer because she is black? Of course not. Do blacks play in the NBA? No shit. Do we need more hispanics in the NBA ? This faulty logic used by these people would say, yes, we need more hispanics in the NBA. Whether they can play today is meaningless.
    I guess we need more asians playing baseball regardless of ability. We can go on and on. I can say this, I will not fly on the next Boing jet if it is built by diversity regardless of who built it, whites, greens, purples, etc.
    Let me hurt a lot of people’s feelings now. Sometimes thats what is needed. We have to agree, yes you, that things have gotten much better about access in the last 30-40 years. All universities are open to everyone. Well, not really. Only blacks still have “traditional black colleges”. Really, they do, and thats their name. Why not reserved some schools for Hispanics, asians, whites, too? Call them “traditional white, etc schools”. Oh, it sounds racist to you? Well, “traditional black colleges” is racist to me!
    But guess what? Within 20 years, blacks will complaint once again about equal access, even if all funding is the same. Once you start on the path of wanting to be included you will do it all the time. Because what this group and their supporters desire is not equal access or equal level of opportunities, nope, they want equal outcome. And that little jesse and little spike, will never happen. Once we get pass the taboo of not being able to talk about intellectual capacity in term of physical abilities, just like playing any sport, we might move forward to a more accomodating for everyine way of looking at things. It is silly to say that x person has a physical talent to do x,y, and c, but the other physical attributes of our physical body cannot come into question without being called names. Is it correct to say, Jane is a great athlete, she has a Nigerian mother. But its a crime to say, oh Jane is a great scientist, she has a German father. See what I mean? You are either grinning because you thought of this before but never had the balls to write it or say it. Or you are getting angry because you dont like to hear such direct point of view. But disagreeing means nothing. Facts we can work with.

  5. To finalize all this stupid equal outcome stuff lets just do everything by percentages, period. By percentage of population everywhere. 70% whites, 17% hispanics, 12% blacks, 1% others. Happy?
    That would suit me just fine. Cannot get any more fair than this. Of course, they, Jesse and company, will find a way to make fools of themselves in another way.

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