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 McCabe (@Helena McCabe)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— 🌊✊️ReSister👯♀️ (@🌊✊️ReSister👯♀️)1556663615.0
@misshelenasue wtffffffff— Marc Drummond (@Marc Drummond)1556401858.0
@misshelenasue Outrageous!— jamie brown (@jamie 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 Ringpa (@Sonam Ringpa)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
Wow. @USEEOC https://t.co/m5J9sMR0FL— Jake Cohen (@Jake Cohen)1556346468.0
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.