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Amazon Pledges to Promote More Women, Black Employees (1)

April 14, 2021, 9:39 PM

Amazon.com Inc. pledged to increase the number of women and Black employees in its senior ranks as part of an unusually detailed set of diversity commitments for a company that has rarely publicly discussed the makeup of its workforce.

The e-commerce company outlined a set of hiring and promotion targets for 2021, including a 30% rise in the number of women in senior technical jobs and doubling the number of high-level Black employees in the U.S. In a note to employees posted Wednesday on the company’s blog, Amazon human resources chief Beth Galetti also committed to more frequent internal reporting...

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