Saturday, October 17
Compass, the LGBT community center of Palm Beach County, first presented an LGBT job expo in 2013, and the first two events were huge successes. This year, they are back to present another fun and informative event. The third annual Compass LGBT Business Expo will be held at the Compass offices (201 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 17.
There will be chances for people to meet Palm Beach County’s business community: dozens of businesses are members of Compass’s Pride Business Alliance, and many people from the Pride Business Alliance will be in attendance, either presenting business exhibits or mingling with job seekers. There will be a business exhibit area where prospective businesses will be giving out information on job openings and greeting applicants.
There will also be a number of educational seminars being presented throughout the day; by far the one that generates the most interest is the resume-building session. Throughout the day there will also be raffles, giving away prizes to a select few lucky attendees. Compass will also be offering health screenings on-site to the public the entire afternoon.
Expo organizers ask attendees who wish to attend the expo to dress to impress, as you would to go to work in a professional business setting, and to bring copies of your resume to give to interested businesses that have set up tables at the event. Please go to compassglcc.com/expo.html and register for the event via EventBrite. There is no cost to attend the job fair but organizers would like to know a rough number of people who will be attending.
If you are serious about finding a job and becoming a part of a welcoming business setting in Palm Beach County, you should also look into attending the Pride Business Alliance mixers, which are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The next Pride Business Alliance mixer is going to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 at Benny’s on the Beach, which is located at 10 S. Ocean Blvd. in Lake Worth. There is no cost to attend this mixer.