June 29, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has published its latest annual diversity report, which shows promising progress.
  • The report says Google had the “best hiring year yet for women globally,” as well as Black+ and Latinx+ hires in the U.S.
  • However, female employees are still underrepresented compared to male employees.

Google is making progress to improve the representation of Black and Latinx employees in its workforce. According to its 2022 Diversity Annual Report, the company hired more Black and Latinx employees over the last year in the United States.

Melonie Parker, Google’s chief diversity officer, wrote in a blog post that the search giant saw its “largest increases in representation of Black+ and Latinx+ Googlers in the U.S. ever.” Google grew its hiring of Black and Latinx employees by 20% and 8%, respectively, year over year.