A company in Austria has taken to selecting staff based on their star sign.

Its job ads specifically ask for applicants who are Capricorn, Taurus, Aquarians, Aries or Leo.

This approach is apparently based on what the company says is statistical evidence that these five signs of the zodiac are the best people to employ.

While this has generated some outrage there is a counter argument that this does not discriminate on any other factors such as age, gender or ethnicity or even whether the applicant has any believe in the dubious merits of horoscopes.

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