Cen­sus job fair event this Satur­day

The event is hosted by Mayor Bill Keeler and Assem­bly­man McDon­ald

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Record staff

COHOES, N.Y. >> A Cen­sus job fair and in­for­ma­tion ses­sion will be held at the Cohoes Public Li­brary on Satur­day, Jan­uary 4, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by New York State Assem­bly­man John T. McDon­ald III and Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler.

Cen­sus of­fi­cials will be on hand to an­swer ques­tions about job op­por­tu­ni­ties, help peo­ple ap­ply for jobs, and pro­vide gen­eral in­for­ma­tion about the 2020 Cen­sus.

There also will be Cen­sus learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren.

The Cohoes Public Li­brary is lo­cated at 169 Mo­hawk Street.

“With the 2020 Cen­sus right around the cor­ner, we need to make sure ev­ery New Yorker is counted. Cen­sus jobs of­fer flex­i­ble hours and com­pet­i­tive pay rates. These po­si­tions pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity to earn ex­tra in­come while help­ing the com­mu­nity,” said McDon­ald, D-Cohoes.

“Cen­sus jobs of­fer a good op­por­tu­nity for part-time work for res­i­dents, and fill­ing these jobs is es­sen­tial to en­sure ev­ery­one in Cohoes is counted in the 2020 Cen­sus,” Keeler added in the news re­lease.

Keeler also said the event will be a good op­por­tu­nity to meet with his ad­min­is­tra­tion face-to­face.

Keeler said res­i­dents will be able to share ideas about how to move the city for­ward; par­tic­i­pate in a Cen­sus job fair and in­for­ma­tion ses­sion; of­fer sug­ges­tions about cel­e­brat­ing the city’s 150th an­niver­sary; and learn about ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and im­por­tant pro­grams of the li­brary and other com­mu­nity groups.

“I want to hear peo­ple’s ideas, their con­cerns, and their hopes for our City. We also need to jumpstart plan­ning for the Cen­sus count and the City’s 150th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. That re­quires en­gag­ing ev­ery­one – our churches, schools, busi­nesses, and civic & com­mu­nity groups -in ev­ery neigh­bor­hood. Com­mu­nity in­put and in­volve­ment is es­sen­tial for us to make sub­stan­tial and sus­tain­able progress in Cohoes,” Keeler said.

Satur­day’s event also is an op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to get a li­brary card and to learn about pro­gram of­fer­ings at the Cohoes Public Li­brary. Book clubs, the Beauknit­ters, and other li­brary groups will be avail­able to talk with res­i­dents.

The li­brary will host a spe­cial Cen­sus-fo­cused storytime pro­gram for chil­dren up to 5 years old and their older sib­lings, which will begin at 11:30 a.m.

In ad­di­tion, the li­brary will have Cen­sus-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts for older chil­dren to en­joy.

“Read­ing is so im­por­tant to spark a child’s imag­i­na­tion; to help them learn and grow. I en­cour­age par­ents and grand­par­ents to bring their chil­dren to see and ex­plore their li­brary, and for ev­ery­one to get a li­brary card if they don’t yet have one,” Keeler said.

Of­fi­cials noted that to be el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for a Cen­sus job you must be 18 years or older, have a valid So­cial Se­cu­rity num­ber, pass a crim­i­nal back­ground check, and be a U.S. Ci­ti­zen.

NI­CHOLAS BUONANNO - MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

Cohoes Mayor Bill Keeler ad­dresses the crowd af­ter be­ing sworn-in on New Year’s Day.

NI­CHOLAS BUONANNO - MEDIANEWS GROUP FILE

Assem­bly­man John McDon­ald III, D-Cohoes, em­cees the swearingin cer­e­mony in Cohoes on Wed­nes­day.

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