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‘No Haitians’: Job listing’s racist requirement sparks outrage

Posted at 5:54 AM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 23:08:29-04

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. – A national health care company is under fire after posting an ad in Rockland County specifically requesting “no Haitians” apply for the position.

New York Senator David Carlucci called out the company via Twitter Sunday afternoon.

The Interim HealthCare ad, which was posted in the New City Pennysaver, was looking for a “Female LPN/RN” in West Havernstraw who would be a “laidback nurse” and stated “no haitians” (sic) could apply.

Carlucci, who oversees Rockland County and parts of Westchester County, vowed to call on the NY State Department of Labor and federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission to conduct a full investigation.

He said he stands with those who are outraged by the ad.

Interim HealthCare is one of the oldest leading home care and medical staffing companies, according to its website. It has more than 300 locations nationwide with approximately 75,000 health care workers.

Interim apologized on its Facebook page, saying that the ad is “totally unacceptable and is offensive to us.”  The company vows to make sure it will never happen again.

Pennysaver did not comment.