Transgender Job Seekers Face Uphill Battle

Rebecca Juro transgender discrimination
Rebecca Juro transgender discrimination

By Blake Ellis

Rebecca Juro, 50, has been unemployed for the last four years and she can't help but think it's because she's transgender.

She has applied for almost 100 jobs and has gone on close to 20 interviews, but there have been no offers. No one says they aren't hiring her because she's transgender. But some employers tell her the job has been filled even though she continues to see postings for it online. Others have "laughed in my face."