- Intel, one of many tech companies to make an announced commitment to creating a diverse workforce in the coming years, said that 43% if their new hires in 2015 were either women or “unrepresented minorities,” passing their original goal of 40%, PC Mag reports.
- Delving into the stats, about 35% of the new hires were women, which is a 43% increase from 2014, and 11.8% were “unrepresented” groups including African-American, Native American and Hispanic, up 31% from last year.
- Intel’s next goal is 45% “diverse hiring,” with 14% coming from that underrepresented minority group, part of their overall goal to have “full representation,” including in leadership positions, by 2020.
Intel’s workforce is still fairly white and male. Only about a quarter of the workplace is female – though that is a 5.2% increase since 2014, according to PC Mag – and 53.3% is white, while another 32.8% is Asian.
The company defines “full representation” as when its workforce matches “the supply of skilled talent available” for roles, according to PC Mag. For example, women make up 22.7% of the labor force with the skills needed for Intel’s open jobs.
Intel may be an example of a company that is “walking the talk” as far as diversity initiatives go, particularly with their focus on transparency and accountability.