Zapproved is a proud partner along with other prominent Portland’s technology companies in taking the “Tech Diversity Pledge” in issuing a challenge to their industry peers: take the diversity challenge, improve training and hiring practices in order to create a more diverse workforce.



Data Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. (EMSI), first quarter 2015.
Primary data for population data is from US Census Bureau, birth and mortality rates from the US Health Department, and projected regional job growth.
Primary data for workforce and industry data is Oregon Employment Department, Oregon Labor Market Information System; Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch. NAICS Codes: 511210; 512110; 512191; 512199; 518210; 519130; 541511; 541512; 541513; 541519.

Pledging companies will take the following actions:

  • Partner with groups in Portland that can assist with hiring and career advancement for underrepresented communities;
  • Create and implement strategies to increase hiring of women and people of color, from intern programs to full-time positions at all levels within our organizations;
  • Educate staff on unconscious workplace biases and implement specific actions designed to alleviate them;
  • Provide internal development and progression programs, and ensure underrepresented employees can access these programs; and
  • Share our collective data on the demographic representation within our offices in the Portland metro area of gender and race.

Learn more about taking the diversity pledge or submit your company.

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