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Progress is slow for Google's diversity push

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>> Silicon Valley honchos may pride themselves on problem solving, but here's one that has yet to find a solution, the lack of diversity. Google sharing it's latest numbers this week and they're not encouraging. Last year the overall percentage of non-white, non-Asian employees saw an improvement of zero. And the percentage of women barely budged taking up from 30 to 31%.
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Reuters correspondent Deb Todd covers Google.>> I spoke to Google vice president of people operations Nancy Lee who said the results were disappointing and not where Google wants to be at this stage. However It's a long-term problem and Google's applying long-term solutions.>> Google says it's especially focused on boosting representation in hires working on the tech side of the company in roles that require a background in areas like computer science and engineering.
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Tech companies argue that's a challenge because the pool of women and minorities in these fields is small to begin with.