Of Facebook's 1,231 Hires in 2013, 7 Were Black

Company says it's working on it
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2015 5:40 PM CDT
Of Facebook's 1,231 Hires in 2013, 7 Were Black
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while delivering the keynote address at the f8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco last year.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Facebook is promising improvement in hiring more minorities, and its own hiring stats show there's plenty of room for it, reports the Guardian. The most recent numbers are from 2013, when the company hired 1,231 people. Of those, seven were black. Some other numbers:

  • The percentages of workers who were black, Hispanic, or two or more races were flat at 2%, 4%, and 3%
  • The percentage of white workers in the US dropped slightly from 57% to 55%
  • The percentage of Asian workers spiked from 2% to 36%
  • 73% of senior execs were white
  • The percentage of women inched up from 31% to 32%
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