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Google admits it's got work to do to achieve a diverse workforce

Sharon Gaudin | June 2, 2014
Says its employees are 61% white and 70% male

Google, and other high-tech companies have been under recent pressure from critics, like civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, who have been calling for them to diversify their employee base.

Other tech companies haven't laid out their diversity stats yet so Google, so far, stands alone with its openness.

"Well, they talk diversity but clearly they haven't put it into action," said Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research. "If they want to be diverse, it needs to start from the top down. There's a little diversity on their management team, but why not diversify there and then push it down?"

He said he would expect Google to promote computer science and engineering education and jobs in areas with more minorities.

 

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