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Netflix Hires Executive to Help Deal With Its Diversity Problem

  • Months-long effort predates firing of communications executive
  • Company engages outside experts for help, CEO Hastings says
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Netflix Inc., which fired its chief spokesman last week for racially insensitive remarks, is overhauling its human-resources effort to build a workforce that looks more like its global customers: less male, more Latino and more black.

Netflix has hired an executive to lead its diversity and inclusion campaign after a monthslong search, according to the company, which declined to provide the name of the individual. The mid-level position was listed on its website as recently as two weeks ago.