Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)’s Workforce Also Comprises Mostly Males And Whites


Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), the internet giant, has released its workforce statistics on Tuesday and like most of the tech firms that have released the workforce statistics, Yahoo too comprises mostly of males and whites. All major employers in the U.S. are required by the government to file their diversity statistics with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but it is left to the employers themselves to choose the timing of release of such information.

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According to the data, of the total global workforce, 62% are males. The company’s workforce at the United States comprises of 50% whites and 39% Asian. Only 2% employees were Black while 4% were Hispanics. Not more than 15% of the non-technical workforce comprised of women while the leadership team had 23% females.

From past two years, the company is trying to add new employees for building out its team and with this only Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) brought workforce diversity under spotlight.  In 2012, Marissa Mayer joined the company as its CEO and under her leadership the company has tried to transform into a mobile company. For the purpose of bolstering its technical talent, almost 40 companies have been acquired by Yahoo. Huge additions have been made to the mobile engineering team of the company, which from a small three dozen has grown to more than 500 employees.

Data from other tech firms

Few other large tech companies have shared their workforce diversity data voluntarily and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)’s disclosure follows this. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), the search giant, had released its figures last month and seeing its record of hiring women, black and Hispanic employees it too was a bit disappointed as huge inequalities were noticed. Only 30% of the workforce at Google comprised of females. Last week, the workforce diversity data was released by LinkedIn, where 39% of the workforce comprised of women.

Most of the large companies at Silicon Valley lack women and minorities, and for this particular reason the issue has been under fire. No woman was on Twitter board before the social giant went public. Soon enough, former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino was added by the company.