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Mayor’s Message: Census information

The first census was directed by Thomas Jefferson, then the Secretary of State, and counted the original 13 states and the districts of Kentucky, Maine, Vermont and the Southwest Territory

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the monumental task of counting the population. An accurate census count is very important as the data obtained is used to determine our state’s representation in Congress as well as determining the manner of spending of more than $675 billion in federal funds. This money is to be used for local school programs, roads, hospitals, emergency services and more.

The first census was directed by Thomas Jefferson, then the Secretary of State, and counted the original 13 states and the districts of Kentucky, Maine, Vermont and the Southwest Territory (Tennessee). The 1790 record of population was 3,929,214. As of 2019, the population of the United States is 328,239,523.

The United States Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people throughout New Jersey to assist with the 2020 census count. Jobs are available now and the work will continue through November 2020. These jobs pay $20 per hour.

They are seeking both full-time and part-time workers who are looking for a second job or students to work around class schedules. There are many available positions which offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends. There is also paid training and mileage reimbursement.

Available jobs include recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, administrative clerks, census field supervisors, area census office managers, census field managers, recruiting managers, assistant recruiting managers, information technology managers, administrative managers, office operations supervisors and more.

If you are interested in applying, use this link: 2020census.gov/jobs to create a profile. Once your profile is created, you will receive a link via email and can complete the application. It will take about 20 minutes and you will need to provide your social security number, home address, email address, phone number and your date and place of birth. Depending on when you apply, it may take several weeks before hiring begins.

An interviewer will reach out to potential hires to conduct a phone interview. Once an offer has been extended, you must submit fingerprints and may be required to submit additional security documentation. For more information, call 1-855-job-2020 or visit www.2020census.gov/jobs.

It is against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, your census responses cannot be used against you and be used only to produce statistics. The 2020 census will determine the number of seats our state will have in the US House of Representatives for the next 10 years. Filling out your census survey will only take a few minutes, but the impact will be felt for years,

** Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year will take place at the Administration Building on the following dates: Wednesday, March 4 for last names beginning with the letters A-L, Wednesday, March 18 for last names beginning with the letters M-Z and Wednesday, March 25 for make-up registrations. Each registration will run from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation Wine and Food Tasting will be held on Friday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mansion on Main Street. Ticket donations are $60 per person in advance or $75 per person at the door. For reservations, call 856-784-0615 or visit www.victoriousfoundation.org. The Foundation installs Teen Centers in hospitals throughout the country to bring hope, excitement and entertainment to teens facing difficult conditions while receiving hospital treatment.

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