Google admits to lack of workforce diversity

Google has released its workplace diversity statistics for the first time, and the results are unsurprising.

In a recent blog post titled “Getting to work on diversity at Google,” the company revealed that most of its employees are white males. Women make up only 30% of workforce at the company and they represent only 17% of its tech workers. African-Americans and Hispanics only comprised 1 and 2% of Google’s tech employees, respectively. Google’s leadership is even more skewed toward men, who make up 79% of that group.

Without further ado, click here to learn more about Google’s workforce demographics.

In the blog post, Google senior vice president of people operations, Laszlo Bock, admitted the company had been reluctant to publish information about the diversity of their workforce, but now “it’s time to be candid about the issues.” He writes: “Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity, and it’s hard to address these kinds of challenges if you’re not prepared to discuss them openly, and with the facts.” Read more