12 Aug '11, 10pm

D.C. Mayor Calls for Trans Job Training Program | Care2 Causes

D.C. Mayor Calls for Trans Job Training Program | Care2 Causes

Vincent Gray, mayor of the District of Columbia, has given the go ahead for a ground breaking program specifically aimed at job training and placement for transgender members of the D.C. community. Gray announced that he would direct the city’s Department of Employment Services to begin this program at a meeting with members of the trans community on August 4. From the Washington Blade: “The Department of Employment Services will run a pilot of their transitional employment program targeting members of the transgender community,” said Jeffrey Richardson, director of the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs, who attended the meeting. ”The program includes six weeks of training coupled with subsidized paid employment,” he said. Richardson was referring to an existing program that trains city residents for jobs and reimburses employers participating in the program for part of the s...

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