Diversity in Tech: Yahoo Releases Workforce Statistics: Latino Representation in Single Digits
Yahoo self-published their workplace diversity figures and revealed Latino representation is in single-digit figures.
According to Yahoo's chief development officer, Jackie Reses, the company is "committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce." She also revealed the company's global workforce consist of more men than women, at 62 percent to 37 percent. One percent was categorized as "other/not disclosed."
Within the United States (U.S.), the Yahoo workforce is 58 percent white. The second-highest ethnicity is Asian, with 39 percent. For Hispanics, they were 46 percentage points behind whites. Hispanics, according to Yahoo, represents 4 percent of their U.S. workforce. Two percent of the workforce was recognized as Black, which tied for the "two or more" races category. Two percent also decided to not disclose their ethnicity.
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"These statistics are only a part of the story -- Yahoo works to ensure that our existing employees feel welcome and supported during their time at the company," added Reses. "We have a wide range of Employee Resource Groups that serve people of diverse backgrounds and are highly engaged in their respective communities."
Yahoo's chief development officer also cited the company's 100 percent Corporate Equality Index score.
U.S. leadership in both tech and non-tech offices is dominated by whites with 78 percent while Asians were second with 17 percent.
Asians are heavily represented in Yahoo's U.S. tech-only workforce with 57 percent, ahead of the 35 percent for whites. Hispanics ranked third with 3 percent ahead of 1 percent for Blacks. In the company's non-tech department, whites represent 63 percent of the workforce, ahead of 24 percent for Asians and 6 percent for Hispanics. Blacks were fourth with 3 percent.
Yahoo did not provide their ethnicity numbers for their global workforce. Instead, the Marissa Mayer-led organization revealed their global workforce statistics based on gender. Even with Mayer as Yahoo's CEO, men dominate the overall leadership with 77 percent to women's 23 percent. One percent of the company's global leadership was "other/not disclosed."
In the tech-only department, men also led the way with 85 percent while women represented 15 percent. In the non-tech sector of Yahoo, women surpassed men with 52 percent to 47 percent.
Reses added, "Overall, our goal at Yahoo is to create a workplace culture that attracts and retains all talents, regardless of background, and to help our people grow to their full potential."
Yahoo's diversity report comes several weeks after Google released its workforce statistics. Google revealed men accounted for 70 percent of the company's employees, and women represented 30 percent. In regards to ethnicity in Google, whites dominated with 61 percent. The other ethnicity to attract double-digit figures was Asians at 30 percent. Hispanics narrowly surpassed blacks with 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively. "Two or more races" represented 4 percent while less than 1 percent were categorized as "Other."
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