A survey conducted in 2006 by The San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Transgender Law Center in the San Francisco Bay Area found a 35% unemployment rate among transgender respondents. We understand that employment discrimination coupled with the downturn in the economy has made it even more difficult for many of us to find jobs.
According the USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government, there are 46,584 US Government job opportunities worldwide. The Federal Government currently reports that they do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of gender identity and expression. Here at NCTE we are working with our allies to urge the Obama administration to issue an executive order that would solidify a nondiscrimination policy that unequivocally protects transgender applicants from employment discrimination within the Federal Government. We are also actively encouraging the Obama administration to hire qualified transgender people.
Go to http://www.usajobs.gov/ if you are interested in applying to any of the many job opportunities available in the federal government.