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Facebook continues to struggle with gender, race diversity among employees

Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

The number of people employed by Facebook has grown by 59 percent over the past year, but the proportion of women working at the world’s biggest social network site remains startlingly low at just over 30 percent. (The percentage of women employed by Facebook increased by about a measly one percent last year.) The latest hiring spree hasn’t done much for racial diversity, either; the proportion of blacks and Hispanics at Facebook remains the same as it did a year ago, though the company now employs two percent more workers of Asian descent. The latest stats were released in part of an effort by Silicon Valley companies to hold themselves accountable for the lack of diversity plaguing the tech world.

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