This is the second WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair & the first focused primarily on youth experiencing homelessness. This fair is open to all & will have special workshops focused on youth, transgender employment & seniors. The event takes place on Friday September 16th from 11A to 4P at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted in Chicago. More than 50 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies & nonprofits will be participating. The event is free & open to the public, is hosted by Windy City Times with Center on Halsted, Pride Action Tank, Chicago House, Association of Latino/as Motivating Action, Affinity Community Services, TransTech Social Enterprises, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Out & Equal Chicagoland, Lambda Legal, LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois & the Northalsted Business Alliance. The workshops are: Noon to 1P will be Getting Started (or Starting Again): Job Searching for "First" Timers with Kara Rosser, One Summer Chicago, One Summer Chicago youth participant, Sean Bush Silver Fork Coordinator & Silver Fork Alumni. From 1P to 2P will be Stronger & Wiser: Job Searching For LGBTQ Older Adults with Dan O’Donnell, AARP, Jonathan Tague, Senior Helpers, Britta Larson, Center on Halsted &Nora O’Malley, Lyric Opera. Then
from 2P to 3P will be Transgender & the Workplace with Moderator Alexis Paige of Lambda Legal, Owen Daniel-McCarter, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Sandra Wagner, Northern Trust, Alexis Martinez, activist &Channyn Lynn Parker, TransLife Center, Chicago House. The workshops conclude from 3P to 4P with From Resumes to Interviews: Making a Good First Impression with Moderator: Michael Erwin, Director, Global Corporate Communications & Social Media CareerBuilder & Julie West, CG Consulting.
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