|Welcome to the team - We'll get back to you|
|See you tomorrow - Sorry, we're not looking for anyone|
|You start on Monday - You don't have the right profile|
This is part of the new brainwashing campaign intended to fight "extremism". What with the massacres in Paris, you would think the French government might be most concerned about "extremism" of the Islamic variety. But no. It's Europeans they seem to be really worried about. And with Marine Le Pen still riding high in the polls, you can see high. The political intent that lies behind this programme, on which €100 million is being wasted, is barely disguised.
Giant posters portray job seekers with their faces split in half - white and non-white - with the tagline "Skills First." Next to the white side are messages like, "You start Monday." On the non-white: "You don't have the right profile."
Years ago, I wrote (link) about a French government programme mandating the use of anonymous CVs in the Paris region. It was expected that this would lead to brownskins being invited to more interviews. In fact, it had exactly the opposite effect. They were invited to far fewer interviews when the employers didn't know they were brown. This meant that employers were already practising racial discrimination in favour of brown people. But when the truth doesn't fit your agenda, you can just ignore it. The caption at the bottom of these posters reads:
Skills first. With equal skills, name and origin can force you to make up to 4 times as many CVs to get an interview.