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MetroHealth to host third annual transgender job fair this Saturday in Cleveland

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 12:16:49-04

MetroHealth is partnering with more than 20 Northeast Ohio employers and community organizations to host a job fair specifically geared toward connecting members of the transgender community with job opportunities.

“We know the transgender community faces higher rates of discrimination in the workforce than any other group,” said Lourdes Negron-McDaniel, Director of Inclusion and Diversity. “Hosting this job fair is an opportunity for us to lead the way on a very important social justice issue and demonstrate our care for the entire community in all its diversity.”

5 things to know:

1. The fair is free and will be held at MetroHealth’s Main Medical Campus: 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland

2. When: Saturday, April 22 | Register to attend. Click here

3. Welcoming remarks and the keynote speech will be at 9 a.m. followed by employers meeting with job seekers

4. Christine Howey, a local actor, poet and playwright, will be the keynote speaker. Howey will share tips for seeking work as a transgender job candidate.

Howey's play, “Exact Change,” about her journey as a transgender woman is being turned into a film. You can read more about her here.

5. Employers participating in this year’s job fair will receive cultural competency training.

“MetroHealth looks forward to the day when job fairs for those who face discrimination are no longer needed,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO. “Until then, we’re honored to provide this opportunity.”

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