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Google's diversity vow for 2025

Google has vowed to increase their diversity leadership 30 per cent by 2025.

CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the search engine giant will be adding more black employees and those from "underrepresented groups," in top roles over the next five years.

Google's promise comes after global Black Lives Matter protests after the death of unarmed black man George Floyd - who was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

In a blog post, Pichai said: "Over the past several weeks, violent and racist attacks against the black community have forced the world to reckon with the structural and systemic racism that black people have experienced over generations.

"My own search for answers started within our own walls."

The firm is also going to invest in areas in the US with large black populations such as Atlanta and Washington D.C.

Currently at Google, only 3.7 per cent of their staff are black.

In 2019, the figure stood at 3.3 per cent.

Google is also giving $175 million to black business owners, startups and developers.

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