The SAGEWorks Boot Camp Helps Older LGBT Job Seekers

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 23, 2014
References: blog.sageusa.org & curvemag
The SAGEWorks Boot Camp is a program that aims to assist older LGBT job seekers in their quest to find work. Anti-LGBT bias is a reality in workplaces, as is covert discrimination against older job-seekers. So if you happen to be both older and LGBT, landing a job can be extremely difficult.

The SAGEWorks Boot Camp program runs a free two-week program being piloted in New York City. The process of applying to the program is designed to mirror the real-world hiring process to help participants understand job market expectations.

Some of the elements of the program specifically address the many barriers that LGBT boomers face, such as long-term unemployment. The program will be at once encouraging and intense, and will convey clear expectations to participants so that they know where they need to improve.