MetroHealth Hosts First Virtual Transgender Job Fair for Inclusion and Hope
It’s been the year of changes for us all, but one thing remains the same: We need each other.
During the year of the pandemic, we found out just how important community is. Having support and allies got many of us through what seemed like the hardest time of our lives. But our work isn’t done.
Finding a job can be a barrier to building community, and for transgender workers it can be especially difficult. That’s why the Transgender Job Fair must go on.
For the sixth year, this all-inclusive event matches jobseekers with employers that value inclusion, diversity and safety.
This year’s job fair will look a little different. It will all be virtual on Monday, April 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and we are thrilled to have a handful of organizations participating in this free, online event.
In addition to employers like Tri-C, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and PNC Bank that are hiring, the fair will still include:
- Resources, workshops and breakout sessions to help with career development, job placement and online application tips.
- Social and professional networking.
- Keynote speakers Ashley Fahey, who’s currently serving as Sustainability Principal for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and recently served as President of the Goodyear Pride Network and
- Primary care physician Laura Mintz, MD, PhD, who focuses her clinical and research work on the health of LGBTQIA+ communities and transitions of care for sex and gender minority (SGM) persons.
We know that health doesn’t stay within the four walls of a hospital. Having a stable job can address some of the social determinants of health including financial stability, insurance to meet healthcare needs and a sense of social belonging.
For those interested in attending, please register online to receive the Zoom link. More information can be found at www.metrohealth.org/events/transgender-job-fair.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.