PGN Article on TransWork 2019 Launch
The Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) recently ran a story on TransWork's launch this fall. Authored by Suzannah Cavanaugh, the article entitled "LGBT Chamber of Commerce Launches Job Resource Program for Trans Community" discusses our plans for three upcoming job fairs and the Job Prep workshop on August 22, 2019.
"LGBT Chamber of Commerce Launches Job Resource Program for Trans Community"
by Suzannah Cavanaugh
After two years of production, TransWork, a job resource program built by Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce Independence Business Alliance (IBA) launches this fall with a series of workshops and job fairs built to benefit the city’s trans and nonbinary communities.
The program kicks off Thursday afternoon at William Way LGBT Community Center. A job preparedness workshop will offer focus sessions on resumes, interviews, entrepreneurship, plus a legal segment outlining the workplace rights of trans employees.
“I think [the legal segment] is going to give folks some idea of what their rights are specifically related to their gender expression and what organizations have to provide in terms of protections locally for folks who have either transitioned or are mid transition,” said Zach Wilcha, IBA’s Executive Director.
Sessions will be organized consecutively and feature presentations by an array of speakers. Question and answer sessions will follow, along with an interactive series of resume help and mock interviews, and the workshop is just the beginning.
TransWork has three job fairs planned for autumn, alongside the launch of a digital job bank where inclusive employers can post company openings. The first job fair, set for September 10, is with Philadelphia International Airport, the second will host Independence Blue Cross. Wilcha describes both employers as historically inclusive....