On Wednesday, Apple reported having made significant progress in hiring more women and minorities, along with providing more equal pay.
The new figures show a more diverse corporation. Female hires increased from 31 percent of new hires in 2014 to 37 percent of new hires in 2016.
Meanwhile, underrepresented minorities made up 27 percent of new hires, up six percent from two years ago. For measurement purposes, Apple considers blacks, Hispanics, and native populations (Native Americans, Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders) to be underrepresented minorities.
More spectacular than Apple’s progress in its hiring demographics, however, have been its efforts to remedy existing pay gaps.
Apple claims to have equalized compensation for all employees with the same role and job performance within the company.
The technology behemoth went on record to say, “If a gap exists, we’ll address it. And we’ll continue our work to make sure we maintain pay equity.”
It appears as if this complete parity in pay was recently achieved, as in February, CEO Tim Cook announced that the firm was within percentage points in terms of pay equality for women and minorities— women made 99.6 cents on the dollar, and minorities 99.7 on the dollar of what a man made.
It is still important to note that change is slow: 67 percent of Apple’s workforce is male, while white employees make up 54 percent of the firm.