Downtown Needles, CA: Community comes out to learn about the upcoming United States Census 2020.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: United States Census Bureau (Information):

Downtown Needles, California: The community came out to an event at Santa Fe Park on Monday, January 27th, 2020 to learn all about the upcoming United States Census 2020.

People got to pick up information as well as ask questions about the United States Census and about how apply to work during the United States Census 2020 which is said to begin on Census Day observed nationwide on April 1st, 2020.

During the event, free hot dogs, popcorn and goodie bags were given out to those who came out to the event.

Representatives from the City of Needles as well as the Needles Unified School District were in attendance.

Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson as well as Needles Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Mary McNeil spoke during the event.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.

Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

The upcoming United States Census also will provide the community with job opportunity to help in the count.

You can pick up job applications to work at the United States Census 2020 Center inside the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 119 F Street near Front Street.

Hours are flexible for these temporary positions and workers are paid weekly at $17.00 an hour.

Positions include census takers, field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks and office operations supervisors.

More information on requirements and how to apply can be found on their websites at: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

More information on the upcoming United States Census 2020 can be found on their websites at: https://2020census.gov/

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