Meta released a diversity progress report highlighting its U.S. workforce representation on Tuesday.
The company pledged in 2019 to double the number of Black and Latinx employees in the U.S., and the number of women globally, by 2024. It fulfilled these goals early, Meta writes in the report. Racewise, Meta's numbers stand at 46.5% Asian, 37.6% White, 6.7% Latinx, 4.9% Black and 4% two or more races. The percentages of Black and Latinx employees at Meta still fall below those of the greater U.S. population.
Underrepresented people — including women, people of color, veterans and people with disabilities — make up 46.7% of Meta's global workforce. This is up by about a percentage point from 2021. Women represent 36.7% of Meta's global leadership. Last year, Meta made strides in increasing the number of Black leaders, but its overall representation of women declined slightly.
Meta's report also highlights how remote work is changing diversity numbers. Workers who accepted remote job offers were "substantially more likely" to identify as an underrepresented minority.
The company may be less ambitious with its diversity plans going forward, though. Chief diversity officer Maxine Williams told Bloomberg that Meta's hiring pause and product vision changes mean that it won't issue new diversity goals for now. Instead she will focus on maintaining those numbers.
"Anytime you are in an environment where variables are changing, it makes it hard to know if you’re going to hit your target,” Williams told Bloomberg.