Late to the party, Amazon finally publishes its diversity numbers

Gigaom

One of the last holdouts among consumer web companies has published its employee demographic information. After Google, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Yahoo and others did so over the summer, Amazon has now followed suit.

In August, we analyzed twelve of the biggest tech companies’ workforces, visualizing their gender and ethnicity breakdowns and comparing them to one another. So it’s easy to put Amazon’s numbers in perspective.

Its numbers are, on average, better than most of its counterparts. In terms of gender breakdown, Amazon falls right in the middle with 63 percent of its workforce men and 37 percent women. It’s less gender diverse than Yahoo, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and eBay, but more gender diverse than the eight other tech companies we analyzed, from Twitter to Cisco.

In terms of ethnic diversity, Amazon has far more black people working for it than any other big tech company. In fact…

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