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Open Roads Job Fair

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Persad Center

5301 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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What Is It?

The Open Roads Job Fair is an event for LGBT young adults who experience barriers at traditional job fairs. Many queer young adults are seeking paid work but experience barriers due to homophobia, transphobia, racial discrimination, ableism, and structural oppression that leads to things like lack of education, lack of job experience, and criminalization.

For this reason we are putting together a job fair with organizations who are

a) Ready to hire for entry-level positions

b) Ready to train

c) Willing to be transparent about their recruitment requirements, and most importantly

d) Can open roads to new opportunities for enrichment

All organizations have been surevyed in advance, so that opportunity-seekers may have a clear understanding of whether or not the organization will be a good fit for them.


How Does It Work?

We aim for the atmosphere of this day to be more engaging and foster more connections than a standard job fair. So we will be serving a hot catered lunch (nothing too garlicky!), having a small conversation starter, and then each recruiter will address the group about the organization, the work they do, and the open positions they have. After presentations will be time to mingle and talk to recruiters one-on-one.


What Should I Wear?

Being as this is a queer positive space, corporate business attire is not required. It's important to put your best face forward, so be sure to wear something clean and comfortable that makes you feel good about yourself! We will be having a "Dandiest Dresser" contest and the top 2 winners will get a $25 visa gift card.


What Should I Bring?

Bring a few copies of your resume if you have one. If you don't have access to a printer, there is one here at Persad, simply contact SViveros@PersadCenter.org to arrange. We also ask attendees to bring your appetites and your smiles.


How Much Does It Cost?

This event is 100% free, including the hot meal. Space is limited though, so it will be necessary to reserve your ticket here.


I Have Other Questions?

If you have other questions about the event or the space, please contact Sueño at SViveros@PersadCenter.org

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