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Labour hire company apologises for promising hot ‘Tinder dates’

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An outsourcing and recruitment business withdrew its claim that remote mine workers are more attractive and can easily find companionship.

Itch Recruitment recently advertised inexperienced fly-in fly-out (FIFO) drillers are “hotter” and secure more dates for lucrative apprentice vacancies.

“It is proven that drillers are hotter and get more Tinder dates. Know when you are flying home, get those beers on ice. What will you buy with up to $6720 after your first swing?” the company website said.

However, Itch managing director Jodie Perram pulled the ad and apologised for her “error of judgment” after Western Australia’s inquiry into sexual harassment against women in the FIFO mining industry.

The inquiry report recommended a sector-wide blacklist, public register for offenders, “moderate” drinking standards for all FIFO accommodation sites, and an open forum for formal apologies plus “appropriate” compensation.

“As a female business owner, my team and I fully support the findings and recommendations of the parliamentary inquiry, and would never condone violence or harassment in any setting,” she said according to News Limited.

“We pride ourselves on our stringent screening processes when recommending candidates to our clients, which include national police checks and references.”

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