FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 6, 2009
Health Department and U.S. Census Bureau host job testing Jan. 7
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to provide census job testing in Kansas City. The bureau will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7 in the lower level of the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., which will be followed by an open house with information about the 2010 census and two sessions of employment testing for various bureau positions.
"We are working with the census to reach areas of Kansas City that did not have a very good response in 2000," said Ruth Ramsey, community chairwoman of the Health Commission's Minority Health and Health Equity Committee. "When areas are under-reported, it adversely affects the funding of services available for those areas."
Those attending the testing sessions will need to bring either a U.S. passport or a driver’s license or state ID and a social security card or a certified copy of their birth certificate. The two sessions are from 1-3 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Advanced registration is required for the two sessions. For more information or to register for one of the sessions, call (866) 861-2010.
The press conference will include an opening ceremony with Presentation of Colors and the national anthem, followed by presentations by area dignitaries to be announced by the bureau.
Further job testing sessions will be made available at the Health Department and other locations throughout the year.
Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, Health Department, (816) 840-2548 (pager).