It’s 2019, so you would think that everyone knows that companies cannot make hiring decisions based on race or sex, but it’s also 2019 so the whole world has gone crazy. So, I wasn’t entirely shocked when a friend sent me this job posting at Ashburn, Virginia-based recruiting firm Cynet Systems:
Note, under job description, it says “preferably Caucasian.” There is no way this is a legal request. Whether it came from the client (unnamed) or was put in by Cynet, it doesn’t matter. Another job listing asked for “female candidate only.” Cynet Systems is listed on the 2018 Inc. 5000, Inc.’s list of the fastest-growing, private companies in the U.S.