Anyone who has worked in the gaming industry for five minutes understands the diversity of the workforce, and it’s only getting more diverse. Last month, the American Gaming Association issued a report on just how diverse, and the results were impressive.
The findings of this in-depth examination show that the gaming industry is more diverse than national and hospitality industry benchmarks, and boasts a diverse executive pipeline, while identifying opportunities on gender representation.
- More than six in 10 (61 percent) of gaming industry employees are minorities, compared to 52 percent of the broader hospitality industry and 42 percent of the total U.S. workforce.
- 23 percent of gaming employees are Hispanic and 19 percent are Black—both higher than the national workforce and in line with the hospitality industry.
- 60 percent of operator employees are minorities, up nearly 20 percent from 2011 and higher than the hospitality sector and national workforces overall.
- 45 percent of gaming manufacturer employees are minorities, compared to 38 percent of the broader electronic manufacturing workforce.