Apple, like many companies in Silicon Valley, has committed to hiring a more demographically diverse group of people and recently provided statistics showing the results of those efforts.
The company reported that over the past three years, 28,500 women and 12,700 people from under-represented minorities in the U.S have been hired. Globally, 68 percent of Apple's employees are male and 56 percent overall is white. 37 percent of the company's hires in the past year were women and 27 percent were under-represented minorities. One year ago, 69 percent of Apple's employees globally were male. Among U.S. employees, race and ethnicity broke down as follows: 54 percent white, 18 percent Asian, 11 percent Hispanic, 8 percent black, 2 percent multiracial, 1 percent other and 6 percent undeclared.
CEO Tim Cook recently posted on Apple's website in the inclusion and diversity section "We aspire to do more than just make our company as diverse as the talent available to hire, we must address the broad underlying challenges, offer new opportunities, and create a future generation of employees as diverse as the world around us. We also aspire to make a difference beyond Apple."