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Microsoft makes small strides in hiring women and minorities

Nov 25, 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mergers and Acquisitions

Female employment increased by 12 percent in fiscal 2019, but women only make up 28 percent of workforce.Peter Summers Getty Images

Microsoft Corp. released a report that showed the company has hired more women and minorities, but highlighted persistent diversity challenges facing the world's largest software maker.

The number of female employees grew by 12 percent in fiscal 2019, including an 18 percent increase in technical roles and 15 percent in Microsoft's executive ranks. Still...