Looking for a new career or opportunities to get involved with Hampton Roads’ vibrant and dynamic LGBTQ community? Make plans to attend the first annual OutWork757 on March 28! Join other LGBTQ consumers, allies, job seekers, interns, and volunteers at the first Hampton Roads’ first LGBTQ Business and Career Expo at Old Dominion University’s Ted Constant Center in Norfolk.
“This event is way overdue for Hampton Roads. Most metropolitan areas with large LGBTQ populations have been offering similar expos for years,” said Eric Hause, President of OutWire757 and expo producer. “This is our community’s opportunity to demonstrate that Hampton Roads’ businesses and organizations welcome LGBTQ consumers and employees.”
Part consumer expo and part career fair, the Expo is open to all members of the LGBTQ and allied community who desire to do business with or work for LGBTQ-friendly companies and organizations located from Richmond to Northeastern North Carolina including presenting sponsors Dominion Energy, Sentara Healthcare and Norfolk Southern.
A majority of the region’s LGBTQ service, support, and social organizations will also be present with membership, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Representatives from more than 40 exhibitors – ranging from large corporations to LGBTQ support groups to government agencies will be available to speak to attendees. The Expo takes place from 11 AM until 3 PM in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Center and is free and open to the public.
Job seekers should come armed with resumes, dressed professionally and be ready to network and speak to recruiters. Representatives from Hampton Road’s largest companies such as Dominion Energy, Norfolk Southern, Sentara Healthcare and Cox Communications will join public service employers such as the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Police Departments and a variety of social and support groups vital to the LGBTQ community. A full list of exhibitors can be found HERE.
The Expo is a joint production of Hampton Roads Business Outreach (HRBOR); Old Dominion University’s Career Development Services; Old Dominion University’s Safe Space Committee; and OutWire757.com. This event was originally scheduled to take place in September 2018, but had to be rescheduled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence.
Detailed exhibitor information and advance attendee registration are available online at www.OutWork757.com.