ONE Community to host virtual career expo highlighting inclusive businesses

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By Grace Lieberman / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZ

The Arizona coalition ONE Community will be holding a highly interactive virtual event to give job seekers the opportunity to learn about inclusive companies and network with professionals.

ONE Community is a coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals in Arizona dedicated to helping workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and public accommodations for LGBTQ+ individuals.

This event allows job seekers to network and learn from both companies and individuals who are dedicated to inclusion, completely free of charge.

Potential job seekers can register through the event page in advance, and it will take place June 9th from 10 am to 1 pm Arizona time.

Attendees will be able to tune in to the virtual event and experience interactive features in a 3D environment including live streaming interviews with corporate sponsors and one-on-one conversations with recruiters.

Some sponsors for the event include Southwest Airlines and Univision Arizona. There are 13 exhibitors including Hyatt, the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, and HonorHealth.

The exact agenda is yet to be posted, but attendees will have the chance to visit each exhibitor’s booths and content to learn about them. The event will also give opportunities to talk individually with a range of employers looking to fill job openings immediately.

ONE Community reports that 90% of Arizona’s top 50 employers include sexual orientation and gender identity in their non-discrimination policies, and over 3,400 businesses in Arizona have signed their UNITY Pledge to voice support for LGBTQ+ inclusive non-discrimination policies. Although individual companies are on board, only 10 municipalities currently have ordinances protecting from discimination against LGBTQ+ people which only covers around 50% of the state based on population.

This event is marketed as an expo where potential employees can look for jobs and learn from companies in their field while reassured that the companies have taken measures to protect workers from discrimination.

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