Stonewall today launches two new tools for lesbian, gay and
bisexual jobseekers completing the charity's suite of resources for
gay people moving through education and their careers.
Proud Employers, a job site with posts exclusively from
LGB-friendly employers joins the Starting Out Careers Guide which
is now in its seventh edition and available online and in
Proud Employers has vacancies from the 600 major employers who are
members of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme and is
supported by founding partners including Barclays, BP and Credit
Starting Out is targeted at lesbian, gay and bisexual students,
graduates, jobseekers and career switchers in Britain. All
employers profiled in the guide are Diversity Champions and have
committed to supporting their gay staff and creating inclusive
Laura Doughty, Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive, said:
"Attracting, developing and retaining the most talented staff is
key for all of the employers Stonewall works with.
"By advertising vacancies on our dedicated site or showcasing why
they are an employer of choice in the careers guide, these
employers directly reach out to lesbian, gay and bisexual talent,
who look for employers who recognise that people perform better
when they can be themselves."
Thousands of copies of Starting Out, supported by Credit Suisse,
are being distributed to students' unions, university career
services, employment agencies and university lesbian and gay
societies and sixth forms across Britain. The websites are
integrated, with vacancies available on the Proud Employers site
also appearing on the relevant employers' profile on the Starting
Out site. And for the first time the guide is divided by sector, so
that jobseekers can locate employers more easily.
Starting Out and Proud Employers are a part of Stonewall's suite
of resources for LGB people whether in education or employment.
Other tools include Gay By Degree which profiles the support each
university offers for gay students.
Starting Out is available online at www.startingoutguide.org.uk
and free copies are also available by contacting Stonewall's
freephone infoline: 08000 50 20 20. Proud Employers is online at