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In 2014, Google released a diversity report, the first one they had ever issued, which showed a not so diverse image of those who are employed by the internet giant. In fact, it painted the company in most unflattering colors, most of those working at Google were white Caucasians and Asian men.
However, Google was the first to admit the error of their ways and in order to repair the damage that the reporte did to their image, they said that they are planning on investing $150 million to achieve workforce diversification.
The $150 million spending on increasing diversity in the workspace,promised in May, comes on top of the $115 million, that Google already invested in scholarship programs and in attracting women, students of color and other ethnic group to join their company.
As a result to their efforts, in a new report published recently this year, Google revealed that now, 21% of those working for them were females.
However, we have to keep in mind that only 1% of those females were hired in the time period that went between the 2014 and 2015 reports and that still only 30% of the people working for Google are females.
The majority of those working for Google full-time are still, just like last year, mostly white males. Just how many white men? Well, 70% of those working for Google are male and 60% of them are white.
Still, in May 2015, Google said that they plan on investing those $150 million in attracting females and ethnic minority and that their new program is sure to work its charm in attracting more diverse workers for them.
Looking to give back to the community, Google also announced that they plan on offering social help to women, students of color, veterans and students with disabilities. They also plan on offering them a job once they graduate, provided they have the right skills.
Google seems to be opened to expand its borders so perhaps we should give them the benefit of the doubt, after all they do have a workforce of over 53,000 workers, so it isn`t easy to hire many people who are qualified and fit the diversity criteria, so many that they could alter the report to a significant extent.
All in all, although the numbers don`t show it on paper, Google does try to make up for its past mistakes which resulted in vast majority of Caucasian and Asian males working for them.
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