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Ozone Park Census job fair

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:30 am

Next year, the federal government is hiring thousands of the people to conduct the once-a-decade Census.

Next week, the Ozone Park Civic Association is sponsoring a job fair aimed at helping people get those jobs, which can pay up to $25 a hour.

The fair is set for June 18, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Deshi Senior Center, at 83-10 Rockaway Blvd.

Recruiters from the Census Bureau will be available to guide job seekers through the online application process.

Because of the large number of foreign-born residents in Ozone Park, “there is a big demand for Census takers” who speak languages other than English, said Joe Caruana, the head of the civic association.

Local officials are especially anxious to ensure that next year’s Census reflects a correct population count for South Queens.

Government programs over the next 10 years will be based on the numbers gathered during the upcoming Census, officials noted.

— Michael Shain

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