Google Checks Itself into EEO Re-hab

Four years ago, Google said, "the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released."  This is the height of hypocrisy.  Google supports more public access to government information for its search engine, but opposed public access to their EEO data on the race and gender makeup of their workforce.

Now they are admitting they have a problem.  That's the first step in EEO Rehab.

When Google stops discriminating against older professionals, and those currently unemployed, they will find plenty of women and minorities.  You see, there are more women and minorities amongst older tech workers.  Outsourcing, layoffs and the emergence of "Bro" culture have driven out women and minorities.  Younger ones, particularly in Silicon Valley, never break in. 

Google support more public access to government information for its search engine, but oppose’s public access to government information on the race and gender makeup of Google’s workforce? - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.JkE8O4pW.dpuf
Google support more public access to government information for its search engine, but oppose’s public access to government information on the race and gender makeup of Google’s workforce? - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.JkE8O4pW.dpuf
Google support more public access to government information for its search engine, but oppose’s public access to government information on the race and gender makeup of Google’s workforce? - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.JkE8O4pW.dpuf

Screenshot_2014-06-27_12.15.57.pngHowever, the false accusations that tech companies have perpetrated against all Americans--and our children in public schools--are surfacing as a legitimate reason for Google's discriminatory hiring

This poster has swallowed the shortage myth by stating, "If the groups that feel they are under represented then maybe they should try going out and getting a technical education. Blacks and Hispanics are not graduating college with engineering degrees in any significant numbers."

Here's the facts:

1.  In 2000, women comprised 43% of the technical workforce nationwide.  Blacks made up 13.9%.  These highly-skilled, experienced professionals were systematically culled from our workforce due to the widespread practice of forcing them to train their foreign replacement.  After that, gender, race and unemployment then blocked these professionals from returning to the industry.

2.  Labor data show that the "collective work force of 10 of the valley's largest companies grew by 16 percent from 1999 to 2005, an already small population of black workers dropped by 16 percent, while the number of Hispanic workers declined by 11 percent."

3.  Black Computer Science graduates essentially reached parity in 2006; no longer can they be dismissed as an “under-represented minority," according to National Society of Black Engineers Magazine/Career Engineer published in 2008.

African Americans earn more computer-related degrees than Asians or Hispanics.[8]

  • In 2010, 4,565 Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to African Americans in computer and information science.  African Americans earned 1,193 more Bachelor’s degrees than Asians and 1,623 more than Hispanics.
  • Also in 2010, African American students earned 1,324 Master’s degrees in computer and information sciences.
- See more at: http://dpeaflcio.org/programs-publications/issue-fact-sheets/impact-of-guest-worker-visas-on-african-american-stem-workers/#sthash.TZJNpbcV.dpuf

African Americans earn more computer-related degrees than Asians or Hispanics.[8]

  • In 2010, 4,565 Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to African Americans in computer and information science.  African Americans earned 1,193 more Bachelor’s degrees than Asians and 1,623 more than Hispanics.
  • Also in 2010, African American students earned 1,324 Master’s degrees in computer and information sciences.
- See more at: http://dpeaflcio.org/programs-publications/issue-fact-sheets/impact-of-guest-worker-visas-on-african-american-stem-workers/#sthash.TZJNpbcV.dpuf

4.  The AFL-CIO reports that more African-Americans receive computer-related degrees than Asian or Hispanic Americans, yet in these fields, African-American employment is actually declining instead of increasing.

Recommendation to Google--expand your hiring pool to unemployed, highly-skilled, experienced technical professionals.  They will find a diverse talented pool to chose from.

 

Google support more public access to government information for its search engine, but oppose’s public access to government information on the race and gender makeup of Google’s workforce? - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.JkE8O4pW.dpuf
Kudos to Mike Swift of the Mercury News for his important article about how Google “says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released.” - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.hO5y2ilg.dpuf
Google “says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released.” - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.hO5y2ilg.dpuf
Google “says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released.” - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.hO5y2ilg.dpuf
Google “says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released.” - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.hO5y2ilg.dpuf
Google “says the race and gender of its workforce is a trade secret that cannot be released.” - See more at: http://www.netcompetition.org/fcc/real-discrimination-goobris-googles-hiding-its-eeo-track-record#sthash.hO5y2ilg.dpuf

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  • commented 2014-06-03 08:04:04 -0500
    India – being full of Indians – should be the center of universe for innovation and wealth creation, right – but it’s definitely not. It makes no sense calling them ‘highly qualified’.
  • commented 2014-05-29 13:27:55 -0500
    Sadly, too many Americans are using the shortage myth against their fellow American women and minorities. We need to educate Americans on the talent we have in this country.