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A tech company has posted a job opening for “Whites Only.” This is what happened next.

A Virginia-based tech company has been ordered to pay $38,500 for posting a “whites only” job posting.

According to The Hill, Arthur Grand Technologies Inc., a minority-owned federal contractor, advertised for a position at Salesforce Business Analyst and Insurance Claims, based in Dallas, Texas, in March 2023. The posting reportedly limits candidates to “only US-born citizens (white) who are local within 60 miles of Dallas, Texas (do not share with candidates).”

The vacancy sparked “outrage” on social media, prompting the Justice Department to open an investigation into the company. When questioned, the company claimed that the post was made by an employee working for its subsidiary in India. According to The Hill, the company insisted it “denied” the posting.

The Departments of Justice and Labor fined the company $7,500 and also ordered the company to pay a total of $31,000 to 31 people who complained about its publication.

“It is shameful that in the 21st century, employers continue to see employers use ‘white only’ and US born only job postings to exclude otherwise eligible candidates of color,” said Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice. Division, a statement said.

According to The Hill, the Departments of Justice and Labor said Arthur Grand’s actions “harmed individuals” who are non-US citizens but have US work permits and US citizens born outside the US.

According to the DOJ, the listing violated the Immigration and Nationality Act; and according to the Department of Labor, the company violated an order that “excludes” federal contractors from discrimination based on race, national origin and other “protected” characteristics.

“We are committed to holding federal contractors accountable for egregious discriminatory practices like this advertisement,” said Michele Hodge, acting director of the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Hodge also said Arthur Grand cannot have a “whites only” hiring process, especially since the company accepts federal contracts.

In addition to having to pay the fines, the company will be monitored by the departments to ensure they are complying with anti-discrimination laws. It will also have to ‘review’ employment policies and train all its employees on the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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