My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Texas
I inquired about a job for which I had seen an ad. The job qualifications posted were specified as the following: high school diploma or equivalent, reliable with strong work ethic, availability to work retail hours, ability to learn and become expert on the extensive product line, and 2 years of college preferred.
Mind that I am a junior in college and have completed more than the preferred arount of education and meet the job qualifications.
So I proceeded to contact the store as they only provided contact through email. I received an email saying that they were only hiring for full time people that have completed college. I thought this was odd considering I didn't mention whether or not I was available to work full time. I merely asked if they were still hiring and that I was a junior in college and interested in applying.
My question is can the manager deny me the opportunity to apply when I meet the qualifications that were posted by the company saying that he only wants to hire those that have completed college?