According to the DC Trans Coalition, the city has promised to help address on of the pressing problems in the local trans community in terms of unemployment.
As the Injustice At Every Turn report painfully pointed out, Black transpeople are facing unemployment rates as high as 26% almost double the African American employment rate.
The program had a start date of September 12 and would start with an initial class of 20 participants. The participants would spend the first three weeks of in class pre-employment training and job coaching followed by 6 months of subsidized employment.
The Department of Employment Services will pay each participant minimum wage, while they are placed in an apprentice role with an employer. The goal is to support the participant in finding full-time employment by the end of the six months.
All potential TEP participants must meet the following requirements for enrollment:
In addition, all potential TEP participants must demonstrate a substantial need for intensive employment assistance by exhibiting 3 or more of the following barriers to employment:
Pending referral to TEP, all potential participants must be in compliance with and actively engaged in the employment activities outlined in the plan developed during the pre-enrollment assessment with a OneStop case manager for a period of at least four (4) weeks.
cross-posted from TransGriot