ROCHESTER — City Manager Blaine Cox announces that two US Census Job Information Sessions will be held later this month, to augment the city’s Complete Count efforts.
The sessions will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 24 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of the 2020 Census and available job opportunities. Those interested will be able to apply for a job in person.
Representatives from the United States Census Bureau will be at the sessions to provide information and answer questions.
The census impacts how much federal and state funding is given to communities for various projects in categories like education, transportation and public health. In Fiscal Year 2016, for example, New Hampshire benefited from over $3.7 billion in federal spending based on data derived from the 2010 census.
The census also impacts the state’s representation in Congress and the Electoral College, as well as residents’ representation in state and local government. The data are also used in the creation of legislative district boundaries.
“Our Complete Count Committee is doing everything it can to ensure that every single person who lives in Rochester is counted during the upcoming census,” City Manager Cox said. “Census workers play a critical role in that process, and I encourage anyone who would like to contribute to that effort to attend one of these sessions.”
For more information about the 2020 census job opportunities visit 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.