Diversity, equity and inclusion jobs on the chopping block in recent corporate layoffs
By Brad Matthews - The Washington Times - Saturday, February 18, 2023
Diversity, equity and inclusion workers across corporate America have found their positions on the chopping block in recent rounds of layoffs.
At more than 600 companies that had laid off workers, the year-over-year attrition rate for DEI professionals has been higher than for other workers.
Between December 2021 and December 2022, DEI workers had a 33% attrition rate, compared to 21% for non-DEI workers, according to data from workforce analytics company Revelio Labs.
In the six months since July 2022, multiple companies have had sizable numbers of DEI employees with seniority leaving; 16 at Amazon, seven at Twitter, five at Nike, and four at Comcast, among other corporations.