The 3rd Annual LGBTQ Professional Career Fair

The 3rd Annual LGBTQ Professional Career Fair

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)


According to the Center for American Progress, HALF of LGBTQ+ adults reported facing some kind of employment discrimination in 2022. Additionally, UCLA research indicates that pre-pandemic LGBT people living in South Carolina were over double as likely to be unemployed as their non-LGBT peers. Given these realities, the Upstate LGBT+ Chamber is excited to co-present with 864 Pride the third annual career fair for LGBTQ professionals and allies.

For LGBT+ professionals, this is a great way to meet potential employers and network with LGBT-affirming businesses and for Upstate area employers, this provides an opportunity to actively engage HR and recruiting teams in supporting the LGBT+ community in The Upstate. The connections made will support a more equitable South Carolina where everyone can thrive. 

This is a combined event with 864 Pride and the Upstate LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and we're expecting a significant number of job seekers throughout the day making this a great opportunity to recruit for job openings. This event is free for job seekers and no registration is required. 

Employers Registered to attend: 

  • Think Up Consulting
  • Chef 360
  • Globe Life Liberty National - The Phelps Agencies
  • The Greenville Housing Fund
  • Prisma Health
  • Comal 864
  • Ellie Mental Health
  • The Phoenix Center
  • TD Bank
  • Scan Source
  • The Children's Museum of the Upstate
  • Milliken & Company
  • AppleOne
  • The City of Greenville
  • And more! 

Job seekers will have access to: (no registration required for job seekers)

  • Free professional headshots from Danielle Paul Photography (1-4pm)
  • Resume Building
  • 864 Pride's Professional Clothing Closet
  • GED Prep 
  • and more!

Employers have access to:

864 Pride's LGBTQ+ Cultural Humility Class: 

  • From 11-11:45, participate in a training focusing on the personal growth of providers and employers supporting LGBTQ+ community members. Participants will take a personal look at implicit and explicit biases, the origins, the influence of social constructs, and familial and religious pressures to gain insight into individual growth points. Participants will move from cultural competence to cultural humility by taking their foundational knowledge and learning how to apply it as an LGBTQ+ affirming provider or employer

Networking Happy Hour

  • Join us immediately afterward at Community Tap in The Commons for a happy hour and networking. Meet other LGBT-affirming recruiters and business owners and discuss challenges in your industry or just unwind after a long day. Your registration includes one free drink. 

Check back soon for a full list of employers!


Registration is per hiring employer. Each registered employer will be provided a table. 

Prisma Health Welcome Center Event Space at Unity Park
Event Contact
Tyler Prescott
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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)
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