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Commerce This Week: March 10

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Commerce This Week: March 3

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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

Spotlight on Commerce: Steven Hall, Electronics Specialist, National Reconditioning Center, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Steven Hall, Electronics Specialist, National Reconditioning Center, National Weather Service I am an Electronics Specialist at the National Reconditioning Center of NOAA’s National Weather Service in Grandview, Missouri. My responsibilities include conducting acceptance inspections, tests, and evaluations on Automated Surface Observation Systems such as the Radiosonde Tracking...

Spotlight on Commerce: Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Growing up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, where my family, neighbors, and close friends were scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers, I was surrounded by professionals. My parents were very active in community organizations that helped encourage teens in local high schools to enter...

Commerce This Week: February 25

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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