'Discrimination on race?': US company faces backlash for seeking only 'White' candidates in job advertisemnt
A United States company is facing backlash on the internet for posting a job advertisement that many have dubbed 'racist'. The Dallas-based IT company Arthur Grand Technologies posted a job offer for a business analyst in its Salesforce and insurance claims team on the job portal Indeed. The company had a peculiar demand for the desired candidates and that they needed to be 'white'.
''Only born US Citizens (White) who are local within 60 miles from Dallas, TX [Don't share with candidates]," read the job vacancy posted. The racial specification was not meant to be shared as suggested by the parenthetic note. However, one of the employees fumbled and posted the entire message online.
Screenshots of the job post instantly went viral on social media platforms and since then, the company has come under heavy fire for discriminating against applicants based on their colour and ethnicity, even in 2023.
One netizen took note of the post and tweeted Warren Buffett whose company Berkshire Hathaway apparently uses the services of Arthur Grand Technologies.
"Hi @WarrenBuffett ! Looks like one of Berkshire Hathaway's vendors... Arthur Grand Technologies Inc... has some problematic hiring processes Discrimination on race and national origin reduce a company's competitiveness, besides being a bad look," read the tweet.
Meanwhile, another said, "I hope they are being investigated by @USEEOC @EEOC_OFO, because obviously, this isn't due to one "junior recruiter," and suggests the company has illegal hiring policies."