The Chicago LGBTQ Job Fair will be held Wednesday Oct. 22nd form Noon to 4P at Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halstedin Chicago. This free event includes job advice, breakout sessions detailing best interview & employee practices as well as legal issues in the workplace, plus food & prizes. Tom Tunney 44th Ward Alderman stated, "We know that obtaining gainful employment is the key to success. This fair is a great way to break down barriers that face LGBT job seekers both young & old. LGBT employees should be valued contributors to any workplace & economic opportunity should be a reality for all communities." The latest studies show an alarmingly high unemployment & poverty rate in the LGBTQ community. In order to address the issue & as a follow-up to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit in May 2014, Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech, Affinity& the Center on Halsted will be hosting an LGBTQ Job Fair open to ages 18 & above. Jobs from internship & entry level to mid-career will be available for applications. So far participating corporations include United Airlines, Uber, Northern Trust, Whole Foods, Lurie Children's Hospital, Christy Webber Landscapes, The Chopping Block, Pastoral Artisan & Roosevelt University, which will provide opportunities for further education. The fair will be preceded by free 4-day intensive job readiness training sessions hosted by Chicago House.
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