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.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.