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Facebook Reports Small Improvement in Diversity of Workforce

CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications channel as smartphones create new ways for people to connect with friends and businesses beyond the walls of the company's ubiquitous social network. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

 

San Francisco (Times of Oman) – Facebook’s latest diversity numbers show that the company is still mostly white and male, underscoring the need for initiatives such as the requirement that at least one minority candidate be considered for open positions.

The workforce at the world’s largest social network is 68 per cent male, compared with 69 per cent a year earlier, Facebook said on its website on Thursday.

The number of white employees fell only slightly, to 55 per cent from 57 per cent.

Facebook has more than 10,000 staff.

Silicon Valley has been under pressure to increase the number of women and minorities among technology workers.

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