A Diversifying Workforce: HP’s Growth
Wartime production demands led Hewlett-Packard’s workforce to grow from 3 employees in 1940 to around 200 by 1945. The combination of a national labor shortage and the company’s nondiscriminatory hiring practices led many women to join the company’s production lines. They would continue to do so throughout the rest of the company’s history.
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