Census To Bring Job Opportunities

The upcoming census will provide thousands of more jobs in North Carolina, according to Governor Bev Perdue. Perdue says 24,000 people will get hired, starting in January, for the 2010 Census that's scheduled to take place in April.

Job seekers can find application information at www.2010censusjobs.gov or by calling 1-866-861-2010. The information is also available via the Employment Security Commission or JobsNOW.nc.gov.

Some jobs will begin as early as January, while most will begin in February and March, and will extend until June or July.

Perdue also urged North Carolinians to fill out their census forms, which she said will be the shortest and easiest in history, with only ten questions.

“More than $400 billion in federal funds will be distributed each year based on the census count, so a complete count is critical to North Carolina,” Perdue said. “I urge everyone to fill out and mail back their Census forms. It’s easy, it’s important and it’s secure.”


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 at 07:06 PM
    I'm sure the positions will be filled by ACORN.
  • by mom Location: nc on Dec 10, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    Don't believe everything you read...The US Census has already hired so many people,they can't work them. I was supposed to be one of those hired.Then I was told if I couldn't work late at night or every weekend, then they didn't need me.All the supervisor positions are filled about 6 months in advance.You either work when THEY need you or you don't work..
  • by sue Location: greenville on Dec 10, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    Where is my comment??? I'll try and remember what I wrote. Here it is. I didn't know that the guy hung himself. But I still say you need more then one person together going door to door. This world is crazy and Greenville is at the top of the list for nut cases out there. Safety in numbers.
  • by sue Location: greenville on Dec 10, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    Really?? I didn't hear that one. But I'd still have more then one going on census run. Saftey in numbers you know.
  • by R Location: greenville on Dec 10, 2009 at 07:43 AM
    Sue...the person that was killed...actually killed himself...
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 10, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    Sue he hung himself in a cemetary and his death ruled a suicide.
  • by sue Location: greenville on Dec 10, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    You need more then one person going door to door. You can get killed. Remember the one census taker that was killed? I don't remember where that happened BUT Greenville is dangerous everyday & night of the week. I wouldn't want to go to a lot of the houses down town.
  • by meinobx Location: obx on Dec 10, 2009 at 06:22 AM
    I agree about the salary. I live on Hatteras Island which is one of the highest cost of living in NC and it pays $11 per hour. In Greensboro you get $14 an hour for same position (enumerator). Just like everything the government handles...makes no sense.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 at 04:38 AM
    Why are they only paying $11 an hour here and some areas $18 an hour?
  • by juliemarty Location: oakpark on Dec 10, 2009 at 01:36 AM
    Yeah there are lot of jobs in Health care Admin find a local school to get your degree in few months check http://bit.ly/8FBySg
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