How General Assembly Is Helping Companies Increase Diversity (Fast Company)

by brian jackson

It’s no secret that the technology sector has a diversity problem. Even companies that have publicly pledged to diversify their workforces have struggled to do so: In July, Facebook revealed that just 4% of its employees were Hispanic and 2% black, unchanged from the previous year. The social network blamed the issue on a lack of available talent—a claim that has consistently been disproved. But the blame may not lie entirely with Mark Zuckerberg. “The practical realities and choices made at the hiring level often supersede very positive and good intentions, even when it’s coming from the most senior executives” said Tom Ogletree, director of Social Impact at General Assembly.


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