Company says it saw “encouraging signs of progress in 2015, but we’re still far from where we need to be”
Google says it is making steady but slow progress in its commitment to a workplace that looks more like America. In newly released statistics, the company reports that women now comprise 31 percent of all its employees, up 1 percent over 2015.
Some of the company’s highest paying jobs are in technical categories, and one in five technical hires in 2015 was a woman. Women now hold 19 percent of technical roles at Google and 24 percent of all leadership roles.
This year marks the first time Google has disclosed the percentage of hires who are Black or Hispanic. Hispanics in technical roles increased to 3 percent from 2 percent, and African Americans in technical roles increased to 2 percent.
The company said 5 percent of all hires in 2015 were Hispanic, and 4 percent were black.
Overall, the company’s employees are 69 percent male and 31 percent female — a small increase from the 70 percent to 30 percent ratio in 2015.