In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is—just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.
The search giant said Wednesday that the transparency about its workforce—the first disclosure of its kind in the largely white, male tech sector—is an important step toward change.
"Simply put, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity," Google Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock wrote in a blog.
The numbers were compiled as part of a report that major U.S. employers must file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Companies are not required to make the information public.