Posted on June 2, 2024

Virginia Tech Company Admonished for “Whites Only” Job Posting

Kate Gibson, CBS, May 24, 2024

A Virginia company’s job listing inviting only White people and the U.S.-born to apply for a position didn’t just raise eyebrows online — it also caught the attention of the U.S. government.

Arthur Grand Technologies’ job advertisement last year restricted eligible candidates to “only US Born Citizens [white]” and those living within 60 miles of Dallas, Texas, noted the U.S. Department of Justice, which determined that the Ashburn, Va.-based company’s discriminatory listing violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.

A recruiter working for an Arthur Grand subsidiary in India posted the ad on job site Indeed in March and April of 2023 for a business analyst position with the company’s sales and insurance claims team. The ad was widely circulated on social media and generated multiple news stories.