Michigan LGBTQA Career Fair Coming March 5
Over 35 Companies Reach Out To Gay Community
Originally printed 2/11/2015 (Issue 2307 - Between The Lines News)
DEARBORN - Corporate leaders increasingly recognize that a diverse workforce provides them with a competitive edge. These leaders and their corporate recruiters want LGBT people to join their talent pool. Connecting corporate recruiters with Michigan's LGBT and ally job seekers is the primary goal of the LGBTQ Career Fair March 5 at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.
Over 35 major Michigan employers will seek LGBT and ally applicants from professional fields of finance, engineering, medicine, marketing, electronics, international relations and more. There will be recruiters on site from major employers including Ford, General Motors, Herman Miller, Blue Cross Blue Shield, EY, Comerica Bank, DTE Energy, Quicken Loans, the CIA, Kongsberg Automotive, Plante Moran, Starwood Hotels, TRW Automotive, the U.S. State Department, Verizon, Visteon the University of Michigan, the Detroit Police Dept. and dozens more.
All of the major Michigan universities are supporting the LGBTQ&A Career Fair, some even sending buses of students - armed with their resumes. Anyone seeking a new job or exploring other employment options are welcome.
The LGBTQ Career Fair is from 1-4 p.m. on March 5 in the Fairlane Center North building at University of Michigan-Dearborn's campus, located at 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn. The event is free and open to everyone.
The Detroit Leadership Council of Out & Equal, the national organization committed to workplace equality for LGBT people, will meet immediately following the LGBTQ&A Career Fair. A key goal of this meeting is to identify corporate and human resource partnerships to scale up employee resource groups in local companies. All human resource professionals are welcome to attend.
The LGBT Career Fair is produced by Pride Source Media Group, the University of Michigan - Dearborn, Affirmations, the Regional Detroit LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Out & Equal Detroit.
Those interested in attending the LGBT Career Fair are asked to pre-register at http://umdearborn.edu/careerservices_lgbtqa/
Services aimed at guiding students towards better interview skills and more succinct resumes are available for interested career seekers. Each session will cover the same material. The University of Michigan-Dearborn will hold the first two sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the University Center. Affirmations will host the third session at 3 p.m. on Feb. 19.
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