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Chevron diversity ratio to improve as layoffs progress

Stock Markets Jul 24, 2020 01:10PM ET
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By Shariq Khan

(Reuters) - Oil major Chevron Corp (N:CVX) expects to reduce the dominance of white males in company management during cost-cutting this year, upping the share of senior level jobs held by women and ethnic minorities to 44% from 38% last year, the company said in a statement.

Like most of its peers in an industry struggling with the collapse of oil prices this year, Chevron is cutting spending, consolidating business units, and has asked some managers to reapply for their jobs.

Figures from the end of last year show that less than a quarter of Chevron's U.S. executives and senior managers were female, and only 22% were from ethnic minorities.

In an email sent to employees this week and seen by Reuters, Chief Human Resources Officer Rhonda Morris said the company selected 26% women for global roles in a second round of appointments and, in the United States, 29% of candidates selected were from ethnically diverse candidates.

A spokeswoman for the company confirmed the details and said those selections were permanent and that the diversity ratio was expected to remain at around 44% at the end of all appointment rounds.

Long owned and run predominantly by white males, the oil industry has drawn criticism along with other parts of corporate America for failing to do enough to promote diversity.

Women and people from non-white ethnic backgrounds represented 46% of the oil industry's workforce in 2019 and are expected to fill 54% of total job opportunities through 2040, an IHS Markit analysis for the American Petroleum Institute shows.

However, they remain a minority in senior management.

Chevron executives were among those at big corporations to speak in support of the "black lives matter" campaign, which has become a global movement against racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.

Chevron diversity ratio to improve as layoffs progress
 

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eddie glass Jul 24, 2020 3:00PM ET
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hiring based on race and not merit is racism in its purest form. something democrats will never understand because they are pure racists.
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eddie glass Jul 24, 2020 2:58PM ET
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so you are saying they are being racist against white people and firing disproportionate number of white people to fulfill a diversity quota for federal incentives?
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BadWhite Slave Jul 24, 2020 12:11PM ET
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BLM is a George Soros  funded Marxist Communist  political party
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BadWhite Slave Jul 24, 2020 12:08PM ET
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Thank God all those men fought and gave their lives in War War 1 and War war II, they gave their lives so we could have DIVERSITY
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Sorry kids . Well have to sell the house and eat Ramen noodles for the rest of your lives and forget about college , but at least the Diveristy is improving at HR , arent you happy
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even though they make in 16% of the population. Sounds extremely racist. I'll be avoiding this company products.
 
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