Our first job fair of the year was a great success！
For the past two weeks, 22 of our workforce clients dropped in for a Census job fair as part of our weekly computer lab on Tuesday mornings. With the 2020 Census coming up, many part-time positions have been available for language diverse applicants.
Our direct services program staff helped community members navigate the online job portal to fill out and update their applications for canvass and office positions at the San Francisco Census office. For a lot of our community, there is still a sizable digital divide that bars them from accessing online job application sites.
The CAA team also put together translated job applications to ease the application process for our mostly monolingual community members. We regularly provide translated materials for community members to supplement the English-only material we see from hirers.
We are excited to potentially see more Chinatown community members join the 2020 Census staff. Their perspective and approach will be invaluable in making sure all Chinese community members are counted this Census.