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amazonsignageJesse Jackson’s request has been fulfilled.

Nearly two months after the civil rights activist asked Amazon to disclose the gender and racial makeup of its workforce, the Seattle online retail giant on Friday revealed that data.

Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter all have released data about the diversity of their workforces in recent months.

Amazon has finally joined the club. Here’s what company reported:

  • Of its entire global workforce, 63 percent are male. Meanwhile, 75 percent of managers are male.
  • In the U.S., 60 percent of its employees are white. 15 percent are black, 13 percent are Asian, and 9 percent are Hispanic. In terms of U.S. managers, 71 percent are white, 18 percent are Asian, 4 percent are Hispanic, and 4 percent are black.

Keep in mind that these numbers represent Amazon’s entire workforce, which includes thousands of employees at the company’s fulfillment centers around the world — not just the developers, engineers, and designers working at the Seattle HQ.



In its diversity report, Amazon highlighted its “Affinity Groups,” which include “Amazon Women in Engineering,” and “Black Employee Network.” The company also noted its support for STEM education and helping more female students and students of color pursue careers in technology and engineering.

Last month, Microsoft revealed that its workforce is 72 percent male, and 28 percent female. Google recently revealed that its workforce is 70 percent male. Just two percent of its workforce is black, while three percent is Hispanic.

Facebook also recently released diversity stats, showing that its workforce is 69 percent male; 34 percent Asian; three percent Hispanic; and two percent black. Apple said that 70 percent of its workers are male, while 55 percent are white.

Amazon’s workforce has been growing like mad in recent years, as this chart shows.


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