Working at Apple Has Gotten a Bit More Diverse

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Apple (AAPL) has made progress on boosting gender and racial diversity in its U.S. workforce, a regulatory document filed by the iPhone maker showed.

Several Silicon Valley companies have been criticized for the lack of diversity and have been facing increasing pressure to diversify their largely male, mostly white workforces.

Apple added 1,475 black employees in the thirteen months ended Aug. 1, 31% more than a year earlier, the filing showed on Tuesday.

The company added 24% more Hispanic workers and 29% more Asians, compared with numbers reported in a July 2014 filing.

Black employees formed 8.7% of the total U.S. workforce as of August, rising slightly from 8% in the previous period.

About 30% of Apple’s U.S. employees were females as of August, compared with 28.7%.

Of the 103 executive and senior management positions, 86 were held by white employees, 12 by Asians, 4 by black employees, and 1 by a hispanic, the document filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission showed.

Overall, Apple had 72,494 U.S. employees as of August, up 21.1% from the previous period.

Twitter (TWTR), in its most recent report on worker demographics, said 66% of its global workforce was male and 59% of U.S. employees were white.

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