An Austrian insurance company is under fire for recruiting workers born under certain astrological signs, the Daily Mail reported.
The Salzburg insurance company advertised job postings for employees in sales and management whose signs were Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Aries and Leo, because they believed statistically they are the best workers.
"We are looking for people over 20 for part-time jobs in sales and management with the following star signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarius, Aries and Leo," read an ad posted over the weekend.
The help wanted advertisement was met with protest and the country's anti-discrimination authorities launched an investigation.
A company spokesperson argued the ad was based on legitimate statistics rather than superstition.
"A statistical study indicated that almost all of our best employees across Austria have one of the five star signs," the spokesperson said. "We only decided to continue with that system and hire the best workers."