Tesla released their 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Report for U.S. operations last week showing that Asian Americans make up more than 20% of their workforce and management, far more than any other underrepresented community.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Asian Americans made up only 6% of the U.S. workforce in 2018. Past data has also shown that in the U.S., Asian Americans are the least likely to be promoted to management positions.
Tesla’s latest numbers seem to challenge these notions. Asian employees are now 21% of Tesla’s U.S. workforce. Even more, 25% of director positions and higher management are Asian.
Tesla’s report also notes that 20% of new hires are Asian while 23% of promotions at the company are also Asian, 15% higher than in 2019.
By comparison and based on historical data, Black, Hispanic and additional underrepresented communities remain sorely underrepresented in Tesla’s leadership which remains 59% white.
The report also included gender representation, with women making up 21% of the workforce and 17% of Tesla’s leadership. Women make up 23% of promotions at Tesla and 25% of new hires.
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