Google takes small steps toward diversity

From the looks of the latest report on its employee mix, Google has taken what can only be described as baby steps toward diversifying its workforce—whites still make up 59 percent of the company's tech force domestically with Asians holding 35 percent of the positions.

Globally, overall, Google's workforce is 70 percent white.

Women only accounted for 18 percent of the tech positions globally, representing an ever-so-slight increase from last year's 17 percent. The company said in a Monday update that 21 percent of its tech hires last year were women and noted there are signs that the company is increasing the diversity among its ranks.

After investing $3 million in Anita Borg Scholarships for women going after computer science degrees and other initiatives, Google said “22 percent of software engineers hired through campus outreach were women.”

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