America's Veterans Encouraged to Raise Awareness and Apply for Census 2020 Jobs

To our Nation’s Veterans: Throughout our history, you have rallied time and again to protect and serve your family, neighbors, and friends. Your leadership, patriotism, and entrepreneurship exemplify the American spirit. As Article I Section II of the Constitution directs, every 10 years, we conduct a census to determine representation in Congress. Think of it as a national roll call. The next...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19

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President Trump has made the safety, security, and health of the American people his top priority from day one of this Administration. Since the very beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, the President has taken an unprecedented whole-of-government approach to protect the American people. After consulting with top government health officials, yesterday the President continued to take decisive...

Over 99% of all U.S. Households Can Respond to the Census Online or by Phone in 59 Non-English Languages

As invitations to respond to the 2020 Census begin hitting mailboxes this week, the U.S. Census Bureau wants you to know you can respond in more languages than ever before. In fact, over 99% of the nation’s households will be able to respond to the once-a-decade population count online or by phone in the language they speak at home. “By giving households the option to respond online or by phone in...

Department of Commerce Asks for Public Input on Huawei Temporary General License Extensions

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today it was seeking public comments on March 10-25, 2020 the continuing need for, and scope of, possible future extensions of the Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-United States affiliates (Huawei) on the Entity List. At the same time, the Department extended the TGL...

Commerce This Week: March 10


Did you miss key news from Commerce this week? Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Invitations to Respond to the 2020 Census to Arrive in Mailboxes Across the U.S. from March 12-20

Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, the enclosed materials, and the subsequent reminders households will receive. These materials can help the public know what to expect and avoid...

U.S. Census Bureau Reaches Ambitious 2020 Census Community Partner Goal Ahead of Schedule

U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham recently announced that the 2020 Census Community Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP) has reached its goal of 300,000 partnering organizations nationwide. Community partners include government, community based organizations, local businesses, schools, Faith-based institutions and more. "Community partners for the 2020 Census are critical...

Census Bureau Reaches Highest Recruiting Goals, Begins Selections for Census Takers

The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning its selection process to hire up to 500,000 census takers for the 2020 Census. “America has answered the call, and is ready to answer the 2020 Census,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “With unemployment rates at historic lows, recruiting is a big challenge. I congratulate our recruitment staff, and our community partners for recruiting more than 2.6...