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But their existence is still a big deal.
The biggest tech companies started publishing diversity and inclusion reports about 6 years ago, but the last few years have shown some stubborn patterns.
At Google and Microsoft, for example, the percentage of black and Hispanic workers didn’t even increase by a percentage point between 2014 and 2019.
Here’s a look at how diversity at a few big companies lags behind national averages:
(Data from a The Center for Investigative Reporting report; Statista)
The public reporting of these figures is an important step toward creating more diverse workplaces.
Employers and investors are also realizing that increasing diversity can be good for business.
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