Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cape Cod part-time Census positions still available

Openings are still available for part-time work tallying the 2010 US Census for the Cape and Islands. According to the January 24, 2009 Cape Cod Times, Census manager for the Cape and Islands Barry Applebaum says, "We need all the help we can get."

Census jobs can include general office work, supervisory positions, inputting and verifying data, and visiting an estimated 100,000 homes across the Cape and the Islands.  Census takers (enumerators) can earn $16 an hour, plus mileage, with up to 40 hours a week. Census work begins in March and can extend through Sept 8, 2010.

For more details on the census taking process and local census positions available, view the complete Cape Cod Times article on line. Or you can call 866-861-2010 about specific job descriptions, how to apply, and to contact the Federal Census office in Hyannis. The official US Census 2010 jobs site is http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/.

Former CCGS co-president David Martin offers more information and some suggestions why genealogists might want to help with the 2010 Census.