FILE PHOTO: The Tesla logo is seen on a car at Tesla's new showroom in Manhattan's Meatpacking District in New York City, U.S., Dec. 14, 2017.
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(Reuters) - Black employees make up just 4% of Tesla Inc’s American leadership roles and 10% of its total workforce in the country, the electric carmaker has disclosed in its first U.S. diversity report.
Women comprise 17% of the company’s U.S. leadership roles - directors and vice presidents - and 21% of the overall workforce, according to the report.
The carmaker noted, though, that leadership roles were a “very small cohort”, or less than 0.4%, of its workforce.
Tesla, based in Palo Alto, California, said it planned to increase representation of all under-represented groups next year and would be recruiting at historically Black colleges and universities.
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