Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: September 24, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Announces Regional Events to Educate Virginians About 2020 Census, Job Opportunities with U.S. Census Bureau

Office of the Governor will host town halls and job fairs across the Commonwealth in the countdown to the upcoming Census

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that beginning this week, the Office of the Governor and the Virginia Complete Count Commission will host regional town halls and job fairs in localities across the Commonwealth to help educate Virginians about the 2020 Census and provide opportunities to meet with job recruiters from the U.S. Census Bureau.

“Together with the Virginia Complete Count Commission, we are supporting education, outreach, and preparation efforts aimed at encouraging full participation in the 2020 Census, especially in communities that are hard-to-count and historically undercounted,” Governor Northam said in a new video message.

The first 2020 Census Town Hall and Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 25 in Richmond. The dates and localities for upcoming events are listed below—please check this page for updates on the timing and location of each event.

Central Virginia

Date:
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP)
1021 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Coastal Virginia

Date:
Monday, October 21, 2019

Time:
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth Campus, Building A, The Forum (A101)
120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, Virginia 23701

Northern Virginia

Date:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:
James J. McCoart Administration Building
One County Complex Court, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

Southside

Date:
Friday, November 1, 2019

Time:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Location:
Danville Community College, Oliver Hall
1007 Bonner Avenue, Danville, Virginia 24541

Southwest Virginia

Date:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time:
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location:
People Incorporated
1173 West Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Valley

Date:
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time:
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:
Dumas Center for Artistic and Cultural Development
108 First Street Northwest, Roanoke, Virginia 24016

These events will educate the community on the importance of participation in the Census and how Virginians can get involved in local efforts around the 2020 Census. The events will also have informational tables from the Virginia Departments of Medical Assistance Services, Emergency Management, Social Services, Motor Vehicles, and local Complete Count Committees.

“The Census will begin in six months and connecting Virginians to U.S. Census Bureau job opportunities is an important step in preparing for a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census,” said Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson. “Not only are these flexible, good-paying jobs for Virginians, Census workers that come from our local communities will help make the personal connections that ensure Virginia’s population is fully counted.”

The U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of people across the country to facilitate the Census. Job recruiters from the U.S. Census Bureau will be looking for individuals who can work as census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. For more information regarding Census jobs, visit 2020census.gov/en/jobs.

Governor Northam established the Virginia Complete Count Commission to educate Virginians about the 2020 Census, improve participation, and ensure a complete and accurate count. For more information regarding the Virginia Complete Count Commission, visit commonwealth.virginia.gov/completecount.

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