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No Silicon Valley Firms On “Best Companies For Diversity” List

There are 40 best firms in America for diversity. None are in Silicon Valley.

There are plenty of good places to work in America if diversity is important to you.

None of them are in Silicon Valley, however.

The perk-packed workplaces of Google, Facebook, Twitter and the like have long been dinged for a lack of racial and gender diversity.

Driving the point home is the recent release of the "40 best companies for diversity" in America, released by Black Enterprise — and among those 40, not a single Silicon Valley company, according to USA Today.

Despite their willingness to be transparent with employee statistics, Silicon Valley firms were probably always doomed to not make the cut: the list focused on "African-American representation."

Just 2 percent of the workforce at Google, Yahoo, and Facebook are black — compared to 12 percent of the overall American population.

Some tech companies refused to participate in the survey conducted by Black Enterprise for the list of the 40 most diverse companies, according to USA Today. Others were "candid," and admitted they weren't diverse.

Companies who did make the list include AT&T, FedEx, and JPMorgan Chase.

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