Well, I have two thoughts... first, at least these people are being honest and upfront about their discrimination. I suspect that about 50% of employers do this but waste applicants time by acting like the don't hire based on this as a factor.
Secondly, in this job market, I believe that all employers are actually looking for ways to weed out applicants. There are just too many people applying for positions. Where I work routinely has 400 qualified people for every opening. How do you really deal with that? I got a call for a job interview on Wednesday this week. They told me my only option for an interview was Thursday -- that is it. I could not do that. See, they found a way to weed me out. IMHO this is just another way of doing that.
Last edited by AnnRue; 01-27-2013 at 11:41 AM.