Apol­ogy af­ter ‘Asian only’ farm ad

NewsMail - - NEWS -

A FARM worker has apol­o­gised on so­cial me­dia af­ter back­lash about a job ad­ver­tise­ment seek­ing only Asian work­ers to work at a lo­cal straw­berry farm.

There were ini­tial con­cerns the ad was con­nected to one of the re­gion’s big­gest straw­berry pro­duc­ers, SSS Strawberries, but the com­pany said it had noth­ing to do with it, which was clar­i­fied in a fol­low-up post by the orig­i­nal ad­ver­tiser, ac­cord­ing to news.com.au.

“Sorry for the mis­lead­ing post,” the ad’s poster wrote.

“I like to be clear I am not work­ing for SSS farm and have noth­ing to do with SSS ei­ther work or ac­com­mo­da­tion. This post is for our farm and sorry my English was not clear.”

The ini­tial ad­ver­tise­ment, posted to a Bund­aberg Face­book job page, caused out­rage in the com­mu­nity af­ter it stated only Korean, Ja­panese and Tai­wanese work­ers could ap­ply.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.