Facebook Makes Public Its Workforce Data

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Facebook has become the latest company to release its diversity numbers.

According to its own report, social networking site’s global staff is comprised of 31% women. Its US staff is also predominantly white-minorities represent only 43% of Facebook’s U.S. employees.

Most women working at Facebook are relegated to non-tech positions. 85% of Facebook’s global employees working in tech jobs are men. The breakdown of non-tech jobs at Facebook is almost evenly split, but men still lead there, 53% to 47%.
The numbers are no different to those released by other tech companies. At Yahoo, the employee breakdown is 62% men, 37% women, and 1% unreported. Google’s workforce is composed of 70% men and is 61% white. And LinkedIn’s is 61% men and 53% white.

Maxine Williams, the company’s global head of diversity, said, “As these numbers show, we have more work to do-a lot more,” The company listed a number of diversity-related initiatives it intends to put in place in its report.

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