Uber Plans To Increase HBCU Recruitment And Donate $3M To Support Minorities In Tech
Uber just announced they are increasing their recruitment efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). On top of that, they also plan to donate $3 million to support minorities and underrepresented groups in the technology sector.
The ride-hailing company did not specify what companies would be receiving the money, but noted that “employees will be crucial in deciding which organizations we partner with.”
It seems to be a trend, every year these mega companies release their internal diversity numbers. And somehow are surprised when the report says they only have 2% or 3$ of black and Hispanic individuals working for them. Regardless the reason why companies are choosing to focus on “diversity” we applaud your effort to grow and expand as a business.
“ This report is a first step in showing that diversity and inclusion is a priority at Uber,” said Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in a statement. “I know that we have been too slow in publishing our numbers—and that the best way to demonstrate our commitment to change is through transparency. And to make progress, it’s important we measure what matters.”
Despite the pushes, most companies have been coming up short, failing to achieve substantive increases in diversity or failing retain hires from underrepresented groups. Cited at TheHill.com
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