GLBT Job Expo returns to SMU on April 27

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 at 2:49pm
Job seekers speaking to employers at the 2010 GLBT Job Expo.

The sixth annual GLBT Job Expo will be held at Southern Methodist University on Wednesday, April 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Students Center, 3140 Dyer St. Free parking for attendees will be available along Bishop Boulevard.

The job expo is organized by Resource Center Dallas and the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. Dallas Voice is the media sponsor. The on-campus host is the Office of Diversity at SMU’s Cox School of Business.

LGBT jobseekers will be able to meet with dozens of employers and participate in a variety of classes.

“Whether you are looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce or you are just starting your career, GLBT Job Expo provides an opportunity to meet with employers looking to hire you. We’ve brought in new employers including DFW Airport and J.C Penney to take part in this year’s event,” said Lee Taft, RCD’s associate executive director for GLBT programs and strategic partnerships.

Among the other companies that will attend are Texas Instruments, American Airlines, Raytheon and Capital One. The city of Dallas, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit are among the public agencies recruiting new employees. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is returning and looking for LGBT applicants.

“Everybody knows the economy continues to be challenging, which makes it critically important that businesses hire the best possible candidates. Even if an employer is not hiring immediately, they have the opportunity to collect jobseekers’ resumes for future hiring,” said Tony Vedda, president and CEO of the North Texas GLBT Chamber.

Everybody is welcome. You do not have to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to attend.

More information on the Job Expo is available at RCDallas.org, or call (214) 528-0144.

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