As Apple's new, updated Inclusion & Diversity page shows, the company's numbers regarding the hiring of, and pay equity for, minorities and women have improved significantly over time. The company states, "We strive to better represent the communities we're part of. We believe this will help to break down historical barriers in tech."
The data shows that since 2014, the number of female employees worldwide as well as underrepresented minorities in the U.S. (black, Hispanic, Native American, etc.) has increased by at least 2 percentage points each year.
"We see diversity as everything that makes an employee who they are. We foster a diverse culture that’s inclusive of disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, and service to country," the company says on the site.
Apple's new hires, meaning employees who have been hired within the past 12 months, are more diverse than previous employees. About 54 percent of new hires in the United States are minorities, making 46 percent white.
The company has also worked at closing pay gaps, saying simply that "Equal work deserves equal pay.” According to the site, at Apple, "Women earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn. And underrepresented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn."
Apple is also investing in a "culture of inclusion." Its Diversity Network Associations, which have existed for decades, give employees places where they can make connections and feel a greater sense of belonging. The groups include the African American Employee Association, Apple Muslim Association, Women@Apple and Pride@Apple.
In addition, the company is working to connect employees beyond these groups: "We’re also strengthening our common bonds through on-campus groups, events, and programs."
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