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New York LGBT Career Fair

By Charlotte Robinson, September 25, 2013
To address the rampant unemployment & workplace discrimination in the LGBT community, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) & more than 40 corporate partners are joining forces for The Center’s LGBT Career Fair on Monday Sept 30th from 10A to 3P. The career fair presented by Citi will take place at the Citi Executive Conference Center 153 E 53 Street on the 14th Floor in NYC. Participants are invited to experience panels, workshops, networking opportunities & meet employers that value LGBT diversity in the workplace. Glennda Testone The Center Executive Director stated, “The Center helps real people with real issues every day & employability of the LGBT community is one that must be addressed in a serious, meaningful manner. It’s wonderful how the exhibiting companies at our career fair are showing that they value the LGBT community & that their priority, first & foremost, is to build teams of the best & brightest professionals possible.” Currently in 29 US states workers can be fired because of their sexual orientation & in 34 states workers can be fired for being transgender. The Center is producing this event to ultimately help end employment discrimination in the LGBT community. Companies participating in The Center’s LGBT Career Fair include: Aflac, Avon Products, Banana Republic, Barclays, Bloomberg, CA Technologies, CapGemini, Capital One, CBS Television Network/Showtime Networks, Central Intelligence Agency, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citi, ConEdison, Credit Suisse, CVS, Diageo, Equinox, FDNY, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fenwick Keats Real Estate, FreshDirect, Goldman Sachs, HBO, Home Depot, JetBlue Airways, Johnson & Johnson, Legg Mason, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., MassMutual, MTA Metro-North Railroad, National Urban Fellows, New York Life, New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York University, NYPD, NYU Langone Medical Center, Professionals for Nonprofits, Prudential, Publicis Groupe, Robert Half International, Saks Fifth Avenue, Standard Chartered Bank, Sunglasses Hut, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Wells Fargo Advisors & more.  
For Info & RSVP: gaycenter.org 
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