Ten Questions, Ten Minutes
December 2, 2009 Leave a comment
In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. This time around, the census questionnaire consists of 10 short questions. The census cannot be completed online. It must be filled out and mailed back. For those citizens who do not mail a completed census form back, a census taker will have to go to their home and personally ask them questions from the form.
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is mandated by Article 1, Section 2, of the Constitution to take place every 10 years.
The Census helps communities receive billions in federal funds each year for funding:
* Job training centers
* Senior centers
* Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
* Emergency services
The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Right now the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training, and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses, such as mileage incurred while conducting census work. Best of all, census takers work right in their own communities. If interested, check out this website to get additional details and how to apply.