If you work at Intel and refer a woman, minority, or a veteran, you could receive double the referral bonus you might normally receive.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel will pay up to $4,000 to those who refer people who help the company accomplish its diversity goals.
“Intel is committed to increase the diversity of our workforce,” a company spokeswoman told PCMag in an email. “We are currently offering our employees an additional incentive to help us attract diverse qualified candidates in a competitive environment for talent.
“This is not the first time we have offered employees referral incentives for diverse candidates, and it’s a commonly used recruitment tool for businesses,” she continued. “Today, it’s one of many programs we are deploying to attract talented women and underrepresented minorities to Intel.”
The chip maker has been vocal about its diversity efforts: Yesterday, the company said it would invest $5 million over five years to encourage more women and minorities to earn computer science and engineering degrees.
Intel is teaming with the Georgia Institute of Technology to reach out to approximately 1,000 high school and college students with training, financial aid, mentoring, and job searches.
“It is a national imperative that the U.S. continue to enhance the engagement of students of all backgrounds in STEM fields to create a more robust economy,” Georgia Tech College of Engineering dean Gary May said in a statement. “The higher education and private sectors must combine forces to achieve the impact that is necessary.”
Intel’s move comes after a January pledge to invest $300 million over the next five years to improve the company’s diversity.
The chip giant also recently inked a deal with the Oakland Unified School District to contribute $5 million to improve access to computer science and engineering careers as early as high school.
“Filling the tech industry pipeline with diverse students is critical to increasing the number of diverse engineers and computer scientists in the field,” Intel Chief Diversity Officer Rosalind Hudnell said. “The goal of this program is to inspire and support more women and underrepresented minorities to earn technical degrees so we can hire them down the road.”
Still, many women already make a living in the tech industry. And they’re speaking out on social media with the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer.
The campaign is the brainchild of OneLogin engineer Isis Wenger, who faced backlash when her company used a photo of her in marketing materials intended to attract a more diverse pool of applicants. Some of the reaction was negative, however, according to TechCrunch. So Wenger wants to turn that around by encouraging women to share more realistic images of their day-to-day lives as engineers.
A number of tech companiesGoogle, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazonstill struggle to build a diverse workforce, which is often dominated by white men. Google, which has spent $265 million over two years to add more diversity to its payroll, recently admitted that, despite early progress, it still has “a long way to go.” Tech giant Apple in March promised $50 million to boost its melting pot of employees.
Pinterest, meanwhile, just announced improved diversity numbers, as well as specific hiring goals for 2016. The new objectives require company-wide changes, like expanding the scope of universities from which it recruits.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 1:35 p.m. ET with comment from Intel.