Job fair focuses on needs of LGBTQ community

SALT LAKE CITY – The inaugural Paint Your Future Job Fair was held this
weekend, and the job fair was meant for those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual
, transgender and queer community.

Event organizers said they were happy with the number of employers who came
to the event, but they said they had hoped to see more potential employees
attend.

The job fair was free to the public, and it offered workshops for
interviewing skills, resume writing and dressing for success.

Candice Metzler is the board president with Transgender Education Advocates
of Utah, and she said the event was designed for those who may need a
little more help finding employment.

“We decided to put this event on to try and help bridge the gap for folks
who are struggling with finding places where they can find employment from
employers who might be more fair-minded and are looking for a skill set
from people and looking for what they bring to the organization rather than
maybe their identity or who they love,” Metzler said.

Metzler said TEA of Utah plans to put on the event again next year.

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