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THE GOOD NEWS: Google to Release Employee Diversity Data

Friday, May. 16, 2014
Source: Flickr (Keso S)
Source: Flickr (Keso S)

This week, Google announced that it will release statistics on the diversity of its 50,000 workers; a first for the company. The data is compiled by all major U.S. employees, as required by the Equal Employement Opportunity Commission, but they are free to withold the information from the public. Google's decision comes as pressure on the tech industry to hire more minorities and women increases.

"Many companies in Silicon Valley have been reluctant to divulge that data, including Google, and, quite frankly, we were wrong about that," said David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer.

The data will be released next month. Hopefully other companies follow Google's lead on this issue.

Google to release diversity data about workforce (USA Today)

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