June 2017 – The Internet giant Google has been a consistent and loud voice for tolerance and diversity – until it comes to its own hiring practices. Google began publishing its annual diversity employment numbers in 2014. Not much changed between its first report and the one published for 2016. Its latest numbers reveal 57% of its 46,000 employees are white and around 30% are Asian. Other ethnicities represented in Google’s employment are Latino (5%), black (2.4%), mixed (1.8%), and other less than 1%. Google said it is actively working to increase the diversity of its employment.
With $75 billion in sales in 2016, Google is ranked 36th on Forbes 500’s corporate sales totals.