NEWARK, NJ — Residents can learn about how the Census works and job opportunities it will provide at upcoming community town hall meetings, led by Mayor Ras Baraka and Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles.

The meetings are held once a week in all five wards from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find the list of dates and locations below. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Casa Seabras, 255 Jefferson St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

The United States Constitution mandates counting the exact population of the nation every 10 years for apportioning Congressional districts and other purposes, including allocation of federal aid based on population. The Department of Commerce is tasked with this endeavor.

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Newark residents are sought to take up part-time and full-time temporary paid positions with the Census Bureau in a variety of areas, including field enumerators and office staff.

For more information on this program, residents can contact Deputy Mayor Quiles who is overseeing the program at (973) 733-4310.

All meetings take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • South Ward: Tuesday, Jan. 21: Thank you for coming!
  • West Ward: Tuesday, Jan. 28: Thank you for coming!
  • East Ward: Tuesday, Feb. 11: Casa Seabras, 255 Jefferson Street
  • Central Ward: Tuesday, Feb. 18: James AME Church, 588 Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • North Ward: Monday, Feb. 24: Flamboyan Manor, 147 Verona Avenue

Learn more about the United States Census 2020 here.