Encourages residents to apply for census jobs in their communities
The 2010 Census "Portrait of America" Road Tour is visiting the Cape Cod Mall on Sunday, February 7 from 12pm to 6pm to encourage people to complete the 10-question 2010 Census form when it is delivered. “Democracy” is one of 13 vehicles that the U.S. Census Bureau is deploying across the nation. The road tour will provide the public with an engaging, interactive experience that brings the benefits of the 2010 Census to life. It will make the census personal and relevant to those who attend.
Visitors to the road tour will be able to record their own stories sharing how the census will make a difference to their community.
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting thousands of census takers needed to conduct in-person interviews with community residents who do not return census questionnaires. These temporary, part-time positions offer a competitive wage. Interested applicants can call 866-861-2010 to schedule an appointment to complete the application exam. More information is available at www.2010census.gov.
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to distribute congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state, and tribal governments annually; and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history and consists of just 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.