Black lawmakers to visit Apple, other tech firms to discuss workplace diversity

A “document quantity” of black lawmakers shall be visiting Silicon Valley subsequent week to ask pros at Apple, Square, PayPal and others what they’re doing to support worker diversity, in accordance to Recode.

The delegation of lawmakers within the Congressional Black Caucus will in particular ask how corporations can higher recruit and retain black staff in tech, who make up lower than 3% of staff at 21 of the highest tech corporations, in accordance to an research final 12 months from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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The crew is in search of an replace on how tech corporations are doing for the reason that Congressional Black Caucus created the duty pressure Tech2020 in 2017. That crew used to be shaped to build up black illustration in any respect ranges of tech employment, from board contributors to engineers, in accordance to Recode. Google’s personnel has remained 2% black since 2017. Facebook noticed its percentage of black staff build up somewhat from 2% to 3% final 12 months. Apple and Uber have a somewhat greater share of black staff at 9% and 8%, respectively.

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