Dubai expats slam firm for racism in hiring

An online promotions firm has been slammed by residents on social media for sending out messages that Filipinos aren’t allowed to apply for a job through them. Miha Hilal tagged one of her Filipino friends on a make-up artist job posting published on Facebook by the group ‘Damon Part Time and Full Time Jobs’. However, her tag was removed by the page admin and she was sent a private message saying “this job is not for Filipinos and they are not welcome here. You are banned for tagging a Filipino”.

“There have been several companies in the UAE that use the phrases ‘only Arab speaking, only English speaking’ which is understandable – but there are certain companies that take it a step further and shamelessly advertise ‘only blonde, beautiful or skinny applicants’, which is disgusting,” Hilal said.

She posted a screenshot of the message on her own Facebook account and residents reacted with anger. Ajla Al Harmally reacted to the post, saying: “Seriously, this really bothered me. I don’t think anyone deserves to work for people like this. Thank you for sharing and showing people how these people really are.”

Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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