This just in from Congressmen Brad Sherman:
This year is a special one for the San Fernando Valley. The 2010 Census will begin in a few short months. The constitutionally required count of every man, woman and child across the country is very important.
The information collected for the census helps to determine how more than $400 billion dollars in federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services, like bridges, tunnels, hospitals, schools, fire stations, and senior centers.
Census forms will be delivered or mailed to households in March 2010; households should complete and mail back their forms upon receipt. Census workers will visit households that do not return forms to take a count in person. Information shared with the U.S. Census Bureau is completely confidential.
Right now, to conduct the 2010 census, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring over 3,000 people to work in four San Fernando Valley offices: Canoga Park, Panorama City, and Burbank. Each of these offices will hire 1,000 workers. In addition, there is a regional office in Northridge.
The Census bureau is especially interested in workers that know their communities best. Those seeking employment during this difficult economic time should consider applying for jobs with the Census Bureau.
These are temporary positions that will continue through the end of September 2010. Entry-level, census takers in these offices will earn $17.00 per hour. Supervisorial positions are also available. Generally, workers will be asked to work in their own communities. A valid driver’s license is required. However, aside from a background check, there is no special experience or educational attainment required, although an employment test is required for all Local Census Office Positions.
If you are interested in serving your community and country, please visit http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/ to find out what opportunities may be available in your area.
I look forward to keeping you informed. If you would like to continue to receive updates on this and other issues I’m working on in Congress, please sign up to receive E-Alerts by replying “Subscribe” to this email.
Congressman Brad Sherman