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Save the date for the first ever Midwest LGBT Job Expo to be held at Affirmations Community Center June 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 20 companies throughout the midwest region will be represented.
“We hope to provide job seekers an open and safe environment to pursue employment without fear of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity”, said Mark McMillan, events and sponsorship manager. “Looking for work is already an overwhelming task and knowing there are currently no legal protections in Michigan for the LGBT population regarding discrimination in the workplace, makes it especially daunting. We hope to help alleviate some of that stress by featuring LGBT friendly businesses and organizations looking for new
Participating companies include. but are not limited to, Metlife, Merrill Lynch, General Motors, Chrysler, Comerica Bank, Deloitte and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. In addition, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a national non-profit based in San Francisco, committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees, will also have a presence at the Expo.
Affirmations has also partnered with the Ferndale MiWorks office to offer employment workshops the week before the event. Workshops currently planned are, “Current Resume and Employment Trends” and “Interviewing Skills.” The workshops will be held at Affirmations and they are free to those attending the LGBT Midwest Job Expo. For more information contact Mark McMillan at 248-398-7105 or email MMcMillan@GoAffirmations.org.