Census Committee Volunteers Needed

The Census is hiring, $23.50/hour, and people are encouraged to go to www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply for temporary jobs with the Census.  Applying now to work as a census taker is a great way for seasonal workers, students, retirees and workers in the gig economy to line up spring and summer employment opportunities.

 

The Union Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to serve on the

Local Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.

 

An accurate Census count is critically important to Connecticut as we receive $10.7b annually in federal programs based on Census funding; that’s $2,900 per person.  This data affects all of our daily lives for businesses, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and other public and private entities. Further, the Census helps determine local, state and federal district lines, so this is about our political power as well.

 

The Lt. Governor is asking that every town and city form a Local Complete Count Committee. This local committee, comprised of volunteers, will work with the US Census staff on the ground in Connecticut to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. A press release with members of the state-wide CCCC may be found below:

https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Lt-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2019/02-2019/LT-GOV-BYSIEWICZ-LAUNCHES-CONNECTICUT-COMPLETE-COUNT-COMMITTEE-TO-HELP-PREPARE-FOR-2020-CENSUS

If you have any questions or would be willing to serve on this committee, please contact the Selectman’s Office at (860)684-3812 or firstselectman@unionconnecticut.org

 

The Census is hiring, and people are encouraged to go to www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply for temporary jobs with the Census.  Applying now to work as a census taker is a great way for seasonal workers, students, retirees and workers in the gig economy to line up spring and summer employment opportunities.