Facebook reveals lopsided workforce diversity numbers

On Thursday, social network Facebook revealed its workforce diversity figures which clearly showed that the composition of the company's workforce does not reflect the demographics of its users across the world.

According to the figures released by Facebook in its diversity report, 69 percent of the company's employees are male; and 57 percent are whites. Women comprise 31 percent of the Facebook workforce, while Asians comprise 34 percent. Hispanics and Blacks account for barely 4 percent and 2 percent of the Facebook workforce respectively.

In the senior management positions at Facebook, 77 percent of the executives are men; 74 percent are white and 19 percent are Asian.

So far as technical staff at the social networking company is concerned, a whopping 85 percent of the employees are male; with 53 percent being white and 41 percent Asian. Hispanics and African Americans comprise only 3 percent and 1 percent of the Facebook technical staff.

With the Facebook workforce diversity report revealing that `men' and `whites' comprise the majority of the Facebook workforce, the lopsided diversity numbers have prompted the company to vow that it will increase the number of women and minorities in its workforce.

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