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Recruitment firm asks for preferably Caucasian candidate in job advert

US firm Cynet posted the job advert asking for preferably Caucasian candidates (Picture: Getty/missh..

By Sunday Herald Team , in World Update , at April 30, 2019

US firm Cynet posted the job advert asking for 'preferably Caucasian' candidates (Picture: Getty/misshelenasue/Twitter)

US firm Cynet posted the job advert asking for preferably Caucasian candidates (Picture: Getty/misshelenasue/Twitter)

A recruitment company has been accused of racial discrimination after a job advert said they would prefer white candidates.

US firm Cynet Systems wrote in the job description the candidate would be preferably Caucasian who has a good technical background including knowledge of RPA.

The company promoted the account manager role on numerous employment networks including LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Zip Recruiter.

Cynet Systems has since apologised for the terrible mistake and removed the job listing.

Thousands have taken to Twitter to call out the company, after the advert went viral.

The listing was posted on Glassdoor, LinkedIn and other job advertisement sites (Picture: misshelenasue/Twitter)

The listing was posted on Glassdoor, LinkedIn and other job advertisement sites (Picture: misshelenasue/Twitter)

Many social media users said they were confused over the advert, as the companys CEOs Nikhil Budhiraja and Ashwani Mayur, are Indian-American.

Florida-based coder Helena McCabe, who tweeted the listing, wrote: How could you POSSIBLY think thats okay?

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Cynet tweeted from its official account saying they truly regretted the actions of the employers involved in the offensive job post, who were sacked immediately.

A statement from CEO Mayur read: We understand why some may have been upset seeing this listing, because we were too.

Uh, hey @cynetjobs – what's with this?

Your job listing for a mid-senior level business development position's top qualification is "Preferably Caucasian"

How could you POSSIBLY think that's okay? pic.twitter.com/DPWzpgXqqE

— Helena McRead More – Source

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