Power plant company CEZ in the Czech Republic hosted a bikini contest to determine which of 10 candidates would win a two-week internship.


Ten female high school graduates were invited to a nuclear power plant station run by CEZ and to wear bikinis and hard hats. The photos were posted on Facebook and a competition held to see who got the most “votes,” with the winner getting the job.

While some media outlets praised the company for their hiring plan, others were in outcry. CEZ has since responded. “We did not want anyone to feel upset,” the company told Cnet. “The purpose of the competition was to introduce a non-traditional environment and support technical education. However, if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry about it.”

In addition, it appears CEZ offered internship spots to all ten women who were paraded around in their swimwear. “The winner of the facebook competition is… all interested parties,” said the company page.

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