Companies Hiring in the LGBT Community despite Economic Downturn
Out To Work LGBT Job Fair to be held September 17, 2009
New York, NY – The 3rd Annual Out to Work job fair will be held on September 17 at the LGBT Center in New York’s Greenwich Village. With more than 3,000 expected to attend, Out to Work is the largest LGBT career fair in the Northeast.
The current rate of unemployment in New York City is at 9.6%, higher than the unemployment rate of both New York State and the country. This event addresses the needs of the LGBT community in the city where they make up a significant proportion of the unemployed population.
Bruce Anderson, Interim Executive Director & Board President stated, "I’m heartened that in the current economic climate, the Center, in partnership with Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, is once again producing Out to Work. The economic downturn has affected all New Yorkers, including the LGBT community, and one of the best things we can do is bring together major employers in the area with a pool of talented New Yorkers, eager to work."
This event promotes equal opportunity employment and showcases some of the more progressive companies that support diversity in the work place. Out to Work will provide a forum for individuals to meet one-on-one with prospective employers and for companies to market themselves within one of the most influential and diverse minorities in the city. It also offers a chance for business-to-business networking opportunities with exhibitors.
Confirmed exhibitors for Out to Work include (as of September 10, 2009):
A&E Television Networks
Johnson & Johnson
NYC Comptroller's Office
Village Care of New York
Outtowork.org will continue to offer throughout the year an online resource for job seekers, providing companies with continuous visibility in the LGBT community and a direct link to these companies’ career resources and job openings.
Out To Work is co-produced by the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Out to Work will take place from 11AM to 4PM on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Center, 208 West 13th Street in Manhattan – accessible by the 1,2,3,9,A,C,E and L trains. For further information about Out to Work and to pre-register for Out to Work, visit www.outtowork.org.
Press Inquiries: For press inquiries, please contact Dan Whitman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-620-7310, ext. 274.
WHAT: Out to Work LGBT Job Fair
WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11 - 4 AM
WHERE: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
Center, 208 West 13th Street NYC, 10011
HOW: Register online: www.outtowork.org
CONTACT: Dan Whitman (212)-620-7310, email@example.com
About the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, located at 208 West 13th Street in New York City is the largest LGBT community center on the East Coast. More than 6,000 people visit the Center weekly and 300 groups meet here. More information is available at gaycenter.org.