2nd TransWork job fair takes place next week

TransWork, an employment program for trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people, will hold its second job fair Nov. 4 in collaboration with health insurance company Independence Blue Cross.

The Independence Health Group organization is among the Greater Philadelphia area’s largest employers, providing jobs to 2.5 million people in Southeastern Pennsylvania and more than 8 million folks across the country. 

Job fair attendees will hear from representatives of the equal opportunity and affirmative action employer about the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, recruitment and hiring processes and application tips. 

The inaugural TransWork job fair took place in September. About 30 folks from the trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming communities attended the event, which was held at William Way LGBT Community Center and produced in partnership with the Philadelphia International Airport. 

The TransWork program was created to address barriers that marginalized folks experience in job searches, including documentation issues and discrimination. 

“A lot of folks are trans-identified or nonbinary and they have skills, they have work experience, they have degrees, but they’re just not getting employed because they’re trans,” Marcus Iannozzi, a trans man and Transwork’s founder and co-chair, told PGN in September.  


The second TransWork job fair will take place Nov. 4 from 4-6 p.m. at Independence Live, 1919 Market Street, 2nd Floor.