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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:43 PM

US firm apologises for seeking 'preferably Caucasian' candidate

Source: BBC

US firm apologises for seeking 'preferably Caucasian' candidate

29 April 2019

A US recruitment firm has been accused of racism after posting a job advert stating that it would prefer to hear from white candidates.

Cynet Systems listed the account manager role on a number of websites, including LinkedIn and Glassdoor.

In the job description, it said the ideal applicant would be "preferably Caucasian who has good technical background including knowledge of RPA".

Cynet Systems later apologised and removed the listing.

A screenshot of the listing went viral after it was posted on Twitter by Florida-based coder Helena McCabe.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48096898



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Reply US firm apologises for seeking 'preferably Caucasian' candidate (Original post)
Eugene Apr 2019 OP
Maine-i-acs Apr 2019 #1
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #2
CurtEastPoint Apr 2019 #5
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #7
Sanity Claws Apr 2019 #3
fleur-de-lisa Apr 2019 #4
ExciteBike66 Apr 2019 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. They were supposed to wait till the interview to make that triage

Must need to fill that one quickly

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. LOL! I guess he/she was trying to diversify the place

because the company's two CEOs are Indian-Americans.

Glad the recruiter was fired though I'm sure posting that outrageous listing he/she meant to go down taking one for the team. What a martyr.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:33 PM

5. I SAW THAT! LOLLLLLLL!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 04:53 PM

7. And one of them a founder. Thanks for that.

And makes this case curiouser and curiouser since they're a staffing agency, work a lot within their local community giving back, it seems from Google images; a diversity certified and a diversity certified supplier. It's just a wonder to me how a second ad for females only, too, got by them. Seems weird for two illegal hiring postings slipped by a recruiting firm. What on Earth?!?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:04 PM

3. Apology?

EEOC should immediately investigate and find out how this got posted. It is illegal under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Sorry, I forget. EEOC is how toothless.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:06 PM

4. Isn't that illegal? n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:40 PM

6. The people of the Caucasus Mountain region do tend to be intelligent and hard working...

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