toggle

AAPL Stock: 123.25 ( -0.99 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Cook promises Apple workforce diversity report 'at some point'

updated 02:42 pm EDT, Wed July 9, 2014

Claims company more about 'actions'

Apple will eventually release data about the racial and gender diversity of its workforce, according to Tim Cook. The CEO made the comment at this week's Sun Valley conference in Idaho. "We'll release the information at some point," he remarked. "We are more focused on actions."

Bloomberg notes that a variety of Silicon Valley companies are coming under fire for the homogeneity of their hiring practices. In the case of Apple, some shareholders have been urging Apple to diversify both its board of directors and its high-level executive staff. In each case, Apple's ranks are dominated by white men; the board has just one woman, Andrea Jung.

Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that Cook is "actively" searching for new board members. It's uncertain, though, if that's related to wanting to appear more diverse, or simply about filling in knowledge gaps.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. cgc

    Professional Poster

    Joined: 03-25-03

    I wish they'd stop forcing diversity. Just hire the most qualified and make sure you're not discriminating.

  1. aristotles

    Grizzled Veteran

    Joined: 07-16-04

    Diversity for the sake of diversity leads to mediocrity. If you want to be part of the workforce, make sure you have the right skills.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill th ...

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, the process is not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often t ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

toggle

Most Commented