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Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle


Society & Culture  (tags: labor, politics, society, dishonesty, news, society, culture, rights, ethics, politics )

Cal
- 640 days ago - money.cnn.com
The most recent comprehensive study of more than 6,000 transgender individuals was released in 2011 by the National Center for Transgender Equality. This report found the transgender jobless rate to be 14% -- double the national rate -- and as high as 28%



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Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Friday February 22, 2013, 3:57 pm
Is this not a legal issue?
 

Penny C. (80)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:13 pm
noted,thanks.
 

S Ricci (2)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:47 pm
Yet another form of discrimination...
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:40 pm
My heart goes out to every one of them!
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:52 pm
A very difficult life tolead - whoy should anyone make it worse? There ought to be a judgment on who people are, not who they "appear to be" -- perhaps someday we'll see the "sexuality" of the mind - and relate to people in a new way?!
 

Jabi Yeonnmin (170)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:14 pm
How sad
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:26 am
Very sad and angering.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:52 am
So very sad, it really hurts me knowing this is the way it is,,,very bad and frustrating.. Hoping and praying for a change very soon..
 

Winn Adams (199)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:05 pm
If a transgendered person is qualified for a job they should get an offer of employment.
 

Joy McR (137)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:06 pm
Very sad, ANY person who is qualified for the job should have a chance.. Noted
 

Birgit W. (150)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:30 pm
What a difficult life! My heart goes out to all of them.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:39 pm
noted
 

Kara C. (15)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:39 pm
Its sad but getting a job is hard for absolutly everyone and they make themselves unemployable knowingly. Employers are really fussy and of course they ar going to put a woman above a man dressed as one.

There was also a paragraph "Tim Chevalier, a 32-year-old transsexual man from California, has a high-paying job as a software engineer at Mozilla. But he's still struggling to make ends meet after racking up $50,000 in medical bills from his reconstructive surgery and related medical costs that insurance wouldn't cover. " Why would you put youself in debt like that when you knew it would be hard to pay off!

I have sympathy I really do but they can't cripple their chances of getting a job and then complain that its all the employers fault.
 

Barbara D. (78)
Monday February 25, 2013, 8:09 am
This makes me furious! When are supid people going to just get over their pitiful selves!!
 

Sharon W. (4)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:48 pm
I feel with them! It must be very hard to not get accepted for who you are.
We even see this here in care2..
@Diane: Why would you assume that transgender people are unkempt and unwashed? Well, the person on the photo has clean hair, makeup and all. She may not be very attractive, but you canīt change that, can you? There are plenty of non-transgender people who are unattractive yet do have a job.
@Kara: There is a good reason for putting yourself in debt like that- great suffering! If you are in the wrong body, then you would do everything to fix that! How can you even blame those people? Would you blame someone with chronic pain for getting in debt because he needed surgery? No? Then why do you blame transgender people? You should rather blame the insurance for not covering the costs!
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
I thought I read that Obama signed some sort of equal employment paper, stating the equal rights of women, gays, lesbians, transgenders....in the workplace last week. It was done quietly, but as I recall, didn't require the approval of Congress. Anyone else have better info on this?
 

Nimue Pendragon (269)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:25 pm
Don't you have some sort of Equal Opportunity department over there to deal with this? Well you should have.
 
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