Recruitment company Cynet Systems is receiving much-deserved backlash after listing a job seeking a candidate who was "preferably Caucasian."
The listing was spotted by Twitter user Helena McCabe.
After she noticed Cynet's post on LinkedIn she posted a screenshot to her Twitter.
Seriously, what's with this? What kind of company writes "Preferably Caucasian" on a job listing? https://t.co/BRugAy9MqU— Helena (@Helena) 1556346260.0
McCabe also proceeded to link to the job listing. That link is now defunct.
People everywhere are shocked by the content of the Cynet job listing.
@misshelenasue Woooooooow— Alanna Burke (@Alanna Burke) 1556420153.0
@misshelenasue @abutler04 #illegal— AKAReSister👯♀️ (@AKAReSister👯♀️) 1556663615.0
@misshelenasue Outrageous!— jr brown (@jr brown) 1556545057.0
What in the ever living fuck is this? https://t.co/JEEtsqT17E— Justin M. Vicroy (@Justin M. Vicroy) 1556490394.0
Whilst I don’t work in Talent Acquisition... this is how, 100% not to write a job description. FYI - clarifying if… https://t.co/1ZTXG0pHmO— Sonam P. Ringpa (she/her) (@Sonam P. Ringpa (she/her)) 1556456064.0
Sickening https://t.co/c9neHjvyER— Alex🌹 (@Alex🌹) 1556462071.0
This job posting was recently shared on #LinkedIn by a #tech recruitment firm. It's an example of why… https://t.co/4rNQtyvgb3— jayleeceebee (@jayleeceebee) 1556598287.0
Ummm...retweet the hell outta this folks. Literal job posting in Tampa stating they only want white people to apply… https://t.co/7JIFz1E2Vu— OES (@OES) 1556402284.0
The job listing explicitly violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which,
"makes it illegal to discriminate against a person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin."
Cynet has since posted two apologies to Twitter.
Cynet apologizes for the anger & frustration caused by the offensive job post. It does not reflect our core values… https://t.co/EHGZxtfdm5— Cynet Systems (@Cynet Systems) 1556504677.0
https://t.co/5zjxaku2lY— Cynet Systems (@Cynet Systems) 1556567864.0
According to the statement from Cynet Systems' CEO Ashwani Mayur, those involved in this posting were fired immediately and all other job listings were reviewed.