Program Aims To ‘Hack’ Tech’s Diversity Problem

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A new program aims to help solve a persistent problem in the tech industry: its lack of diversity.

Just 8 percent of U.S. tech workers are Hispanic and around 7 percent are African-American, according to data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council found lower percentages for those groups working in tech jobs in the state.

A group of local industry leaders have come together to help change the recruiting pipeline into the field. And they’re working with Boston-area tech companies — like HubSpot.

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