Corporate America Is Dumping Diversity Professionals More Than Other Roles

Large corporations are firing diversity staff at higher rates than other corporate roles as firms continue to layoff employees.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) employees are leaving companies at a higher rate than non-DEI employees, based on a study from workforce data company Reveliolabs. The 12-month rate of attrition for DEI employees was 33% in December 2022, compared to 21% for non-DEI roles. (RELATED: Tech Firms Slash Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Dept’s To The Bones, Surprising No One)

Since July 2022, over 300 DEI professionals have left companies such as Target, Capital One, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Twitter, Nike and Intel as part of corporate layoffs. Target, Capital One and Amazon let go of between 15 and 20 DEI professionals each. Listings for DEI roles in the tech industry dropped 19% in 2022, Bloomberg reported.

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