Latinos work for tech companies, just not in high-paying jobs
A recent report has revealed that there actually are Latinos and African Americans working for tech companies, just not in high-paying jobs.
Latinos and African Americans make up only 3 to 4 percent of the tech workforce in Silicon Valley. However, they make up 76 percent of grounds maintenance workers, 72 percent of janitors, and 41 percent of security guards at those same tech companies, according to a report by Working Partnerships USA. To be more specific, Latinos fill 74 percent of grounds maintenance, 69 percent of janitor and and 28 percent of security guards positions.
The report states that the average pay for these workers range from $11.39 to $14.17 an hour, while software developers make between $61.87 and $63.62.
Low-wage workers are not included on the payrolls for the tech companies because they work for contractors, making them ineligible for benefits such as paid sick days.
This report follows the recently released workforce diversity reports of tech giants such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. Those reports revealed the trend in the lack of Latinos, African Americans and women who work in those companies.