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.
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.”