King County is gearing up for the 2010 U.S. Census, which, for many area residents, translates to well-paying temporary jobs while helping out the community and the country.
On Feb. 17, the U.S. Census Bureau presented a fortune cookie event at Tsue Chong Fortune Cookie and Noodle Factory. Two million census fortune cookies were launched to reach and encourage people who are traditionally hard to count — non-English speakers, ethnic minorities, and young adults ages 18 to 25 — about the importance of the 2010 Census, how it is safe and easy.
On Jan. 16, Houston became the first city in the United States to name a major commercial area after Mahatma Gandhi. The Hillcroft-Harwin area, where the new Gandhi signboards are displayed, is dominated by South Asian businesses. Houston Mayor Annise Parker told Voice of Asia, a community weekly in Houston, that the new district signified the international character of the city.
The Census Bureau responded that “in these difficult times, we’ve made it a priority to hire reliable people who need jobs.” It said the agency has worked with the Labor Department to recruit people looking for work and has partnered regionally and locally with one-stop employment centers. The bureau said it has also worked with state and local governments to ensure that temporary census workers not lose certain benefits.
“Union and Upward Mobility for APA Workers,” a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), was released in November to reveal the advantages of unionization for Asian Pacific American (APA) workers. It analyzes data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) from the period between 2003 and 2007.
As he did paperwork, a man who the officer recognized as matching the description of Clemmons came up to the patrol car’s driver side door. The man’s identity was later confirmed as Clemmons. The officer asked him to stop and show his hands, which Clemmons did not.
Tuan Nguyen, who is vice president for Media and Film Company, a Vietnamese-language entertainment production company, was selected by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the Asian population.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians, many of them living in foreclosure-ravaged California, suffered the sharpest drop in homeownership last year, eclipsing declines felt by whites, Blacks, and Latinos, according to new Census data.
To the Editor:
In the commentary “Reality check: immigrants and their health care” (issue 36, Aug. 29–Sept. 4), the author, Dr. Michele Waslin, writes that “immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.”
Wow! What interesting election results. And it’s only the primaries, too.