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LGBT job fair planned for NYC

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The New York state labor department is going to help organize a job far for homeless youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera says the June 6 event will partner with advocates to bring businesses and internship programs together.

The event will be held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center at 208 West 13th St. at 11 a.m.

It will focus on employment and internship programs for youth between ages 16 and 24.

The state says that those who attend will have the chance to interview with businesses for job opportunities and take advantage of workshops that will be conducted at the fair.

"Getting our ready-to-learn, ready-to-work youth into the same room as those who are ready to hire them is a crucial step in reinvigorating the youngest in our workforce," said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

The unemployment rate for young people in New York City is nearly 20 percent, according to state statistics.

The job fair is sponsored by the Department of Labor in partnership with the Ali Forney Center, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

All businesses participating in the career fair list their job openings on the state's "Jobs Express" website.

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