A German job centre has apologised after offering work as a hostess in a brothel to a teenage girl, according to a local newspaper in Augsburg, Bavaria.
The 19-year-old's mother screamed when she saw the letter offering her daughter the work placement, the Augsburger Allgemeine reports.
The head of the job centre was quoted as saying it should have asked the young woman before sending the letter.
Roland Fuerst stressed that the work being offered was not prostitution.
Prostitution is legal in Germany and Mr Fuerst's centre was aware that the large establishment in question was a brothel.
The young woman told the newspaper: "I was looking for a decent housekeeping job - not working at a brothel bar.
"I was totally shocked when I read the letter. My mother even started screaming out loud when she read the letter."