Apology after ‘Asian only’ farm ad
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.