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Accessible, Inclusive Employment

Who is the Proud to Work Career Fair for?

If you are interested in working for an employer that is actively prioritizing the inclusion of LGBTQ+ talent and working towards safer and more sustainable workplace culture for said talent, be you an LGBTQ+ person or an ally, this career fair is for you.

The goal of the Proud to Work Career Fair is to make equitable employment opportunities accessible to all, and particularly LGBTQ+ people. In pursuit of accessibility, this fair will be…

  • Completely free for all job seekers
  • On the light rail line
  • Offering free parking at the Mall of America
  • Supplemented with resources and materials for fair/career readiness vie Mossier’s website
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Scholarship

The Proud to Work MN 2020 Scholarship enables awardees free admission to the Conference and a VIP package at the Career Fair. Learn more.

June 26, 2020

Career Fair

Proud to Work MN 2020 will feature Minnesota’s first state-wide LGBTQ+ Career Fair. This unique opportunity will connect LGBTQ job seekers with inclusive employers and their current LGBTQ talent. Learn more.

 

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A Note on the Nuance of Visibility

Visibility and representation of all identities is a key pillar of the work done in the Diversity Equity and Inclusion world, and the Proud to Work Career Fair seeks to increase the visibility and representation of LGBTQ+ people in Minnesota’s workforce. While it is important that LGBTQ+ people be represented and respected in the workplace, it is ultimately still an individual’s choice to when, or if they want to at all, come out at work.

 

 

We recognize that attending an LGBTQ+ Career Fair has the potential to feel like an immediate outing. There are risks associated with outing one’s self to an employer before being hired, and no job seeker should feel that choice is out of their control. We want to make sure that those in the LGBTQ+ community have full autonomy in their choice of being out at work, and also want this experience to be as safe and comfortable as possible for LGBTQ+ folks. To support this, we’re inviting allies to attend the Career Fair as well. As an ally-inclusive event, attendance at the fair will not “out” LGBTQ+ job seekers inherently. Rather, participation in the fair will indicate values of inclusive workplace culture, informed employers, and representation of LGBTQ+ people in the workforce. 

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Who we've helped

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"I currently work at Target Corporation in Merchandising. Mossier has set me up for success by teaching me to lead and connect with the diversity of my partners through empathy and authenticity. It taught me how to thrive in ambiguity and creatively problem solve. Mossier is an incredible asset to our local and global community because of its ability to provide a learning experience for passionate students and jobs for the LGBTQ+ community."

-Cyndi.

Scholarship

The Proud to Work MN 2020 Scholarship enables awardees free admission to the Conference and a VIP package at the  Career Fair. Scholarship awardees will receive…

  • Complimentary access to all programming at the Conference 
  • Complimentary meals at the Conference 

All applications are due by 11:59 pm on May 25th 
You will be notified of your acceptance by June 1st

  • Special access to employers at the Career Fair 
  • Inclusion in the Proud to Work MN 2020 Cohort 
  • Individualized pre-programming leading up to the event
  • And more!  
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