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Company asks job applicants to wear masks to avoid discrimination based on looks

The Chinese logistics company said that the bizarre recruitment method was implemented to reduce.

the job candidates’ stress levels and also to emphasize the fact that it values people’s individual abilities over their appearance.

The video doing the rounds on Chinese social media got generally positive feedback from millions of people, many of whom said that they wouldn’t mind wearing a mask when applying for a new job.

“As a person with social phobia, I would really enjoy such a job interview,” one person wrote on Douyu.

“This is equality, good looks should not count,” another person added.

However, there were those who expressed doubts about the authenticity of the explanation offered by the company. While the footage was indeed shot by an actual job applicant, the masks were allegedly issued to protect people’s identities because the interviews were live-streamed. Some claim that after the video went viral, Chengdu Ant Logistics simply turned the interview into a publicity stunt.

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