Intel has come up with a five-year plan to drastically improve diversity within the high-tech company. The plan suggests keeping and hiring more women employees as well as African-American staff.
In the latest diversity report, released on Wednesday, Intel informed its US workforce of more than 53,000 employees is made up of about 24.8% women, which is 1.3% more compared to the previous year. So, now women make more than 20% of its technical staff of the company and approximately 17.6% of its leadership positions.
Last year, amid a spate of reports regarding the largely male, Asian and white tech workforce in America, Intel invested up to $300 million in its workforce diversity efforts, thus aiming to achieve absolute representation of women as well as underrepresented minorities in its American workforce by 2020. Since last year’s summer, Intel has been offering $4,000 bonuses to its employees, who suggested candidates, who could help the company to reach its diversity goals.
Though hiring has been positive in general, there’s still some retention as for African-American workers, say Intel’s officials. The company’s still working on an efficient solution.