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Apple claims it has achieved full equal pay, is getting more diverse

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives on stage to deliver a keynote address (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo - RTSKWQH)

According to a new report released by Apple, the company has been able to achieve full equal pay in the U.S. “Women earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn. And underrepresented minorities earn one dollar for every dollar white employees earn,” the report reads. While a vast majority of the tech giant’s employees are still white men, the company also announced it was improving on diversity by hiring more non-whites and women. Last year, the company’s CEO Tim Cook said in an interview that diversity was a “readily solvable issue” and that he would focus on hiring more women. He is making good on that promise. While only 32 percent of Apple’s employees globally last year were women, women represented 37 percent of new hires. The report also noted they were hiring “more and more underrepresented talent.”: In 2015, 27 percent of new hires were minorities, up from 21 percent the year before. Nevertheless, little has changed at the very top, as the board and senior management remain overwhelmingly white and male.


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