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Career Resources for the LGBT Job Searching Community

A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on job search strategies and resources for the LGBT community. This workshop was hosted by Mark J. Brostoff, Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Services at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana Univeristy in Bloomington. You can contact Mark Brostoff at mbrostof@indiana.edu if you have any further questions about these resources or materials.

What I thought might be most interesting and relevant to our LGBT students and readers is the list of LGBT-friendly companies that he provided -- and a few interesting statistics:

Benefits: 70 percent of the Top 500 companies offer health-benefits to same-sex couples

In Good Company published a list in October 2005 of the Top Ten pro-gay companies in The Advocate:

Gap, Inc
General Mills
Kaiser Permanente
Olivia Cruises and Resorts
Raytheon Company
Sprint Corporation
Viacom, Inc.
Washington Mutual
Wyndham International

Brostof stated that there are thousands of employers out there that are gay-friendly including non-profits, large and small organizations, and for-profit organizations that have instituted policies to protect gays and lesbians (and bisexual and transgender) workers from discrimination.

The HRC Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign each fall is a great resource for additional employing companies.

Other resources:
Gay Financial Network www.gfn.com/
Gaywork.com www.gaywork.com/
Federal Globe www.fedglobe.org/
Human Rights Campaign www.hrc.org/
Queer Resources Directory www.qrd.org/
Out & Equal www.outandequal.org/
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force thetaskforce.org/
Pride at Work www.prideatwork.org/

Posted by kkowatch at December 10, 2007 02:16 PM


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