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After layoffs, Meta, tech companies face uphill battle to boost diversity

By Naomi Nix

29 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The tech industry has long struggled to hire a diverse workforce. The recent spate of cuts by Silicon Valley companies has hit women and some minorities particularly hard, the Washington Post reports.

Brit Levy, 35, was eager to join Meta's paid training program for aspiring human resources managers last year because she wanted to gain a foothold in the recruiting field and help other military families find jobs in the lucrative tech sector.

Levy, who is Mexican American, agreed to start the 12-month gig in April after she checked with Meta that her position would be secure for the duration of the program despite the company's financial challenges. She was told that the program, which aimed to improve the pipeline of recruiters who focus on diversity, was fully funded for the year.

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