Facebook hired just 7 black people in 2013


Facebook published its latest government-mandated report on employee diversity Thursday, and as the Guardian’s Rupert Neate reports, despite pledges to hire more women and minorities, progress at the tech giant remains minimal.

The company saw no change in the percentage of its workforce that is black (2 percent) or Hispanic (4 percent). Just 32 percent of global employees were women, compared with 31 percent last year, and just 23 percent are in positions of senior leadership, unchanged from last year. It counted 1,231 new hires overall.

And according to the most recent detailed data the company provided to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, just 12 percent of new hires in 2013 were non-white or Asian.

Here are those results by race:

[img attachment=”157527″ align=”alignnone” size=”full” alt=”facebook hires” credit=”Fusion, data via Facebook” /]

Meanwhile, just 26 percent of new hires were female.

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