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Census Bureau Searches Northern Michigan for Employees.

Census 2000 - 'Simpler, More Accurate, Less Costly'

OAK PARK, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The good news is that Michigan has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. The bad news is that the relative lack of job seekers is keeping the U.S. Census Bureau from recruiting much-needed enumerators for the first phase of Census 2000. The hurdle is particularly acute in rural Northern Michigan where hand-delivering the census questionnaire to the homes of residents must be done. When a home does not have a city-style address then the Census Bureau hand delivers the mail. Some 4,200 people will be recruited and thousands of applicants processed to fill the available positions in rural Michigan communities. Some persons will have to be hired for the middle of February 2000.

This is a great opportunity to get paid for helping your community. All people eighteen years and older who are interested in working on this Census 2000 campaign can call toll-free 1-888-325-7733.

"We are looking for people who may not necessarily be looking for work," says Census Recruiter Betty Hughes. "Since a great deal of the work is done during evenings and weekends, we hire many people who are already employed and want to supplement their income. These are folks who don't scan the want ads, so we really have to beat the bushes to find them." Most of the jobs last four to six weeks. This is only the first part of an operation that doesn't start until early 2000. Opportunities for additional work and promotion are good.

Employers all over the state are having difficulty finding and keeping employees. But the Census Bureau's dilemma differs from that of the average employer. An accurate census count affects the economy of the region and the entire state. Census data is used to distribute more than $180 billion annually across the country. The Census numbers are also used to determine federal legislative districts as well as countless business and marketing plans. The construction of many institutions and services, from schools to strip malls, is based on demographic information supplied by the Census Bureau.

Thus, it is important to all residents of Michigan that everyone is counted in Census 2000. Working with the Census Bureau is an excellent way to be paid for helping your community.
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