Sunday, May 19, 2024

The U.S. Census still has part-time jobs to offer. (Photo: Ann Burlingham)

For those who missed the U.S. Census job fair held Monday, the 2010 Census Road Tour is scheduled to stop Friday in Harvard Square from 3 to 6 p.m.

There will be an interactive exhibit about temporary job opportunities with the Census at Brattle and Palmer streets, said Denise Jillson, executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association. More information about jobs can be found in this story about the job fair.

For those not looking for work, Jillson has some reminders about the Census itself:

The Cambridge Complete Count Committee urges everyone in Cambridge to participate in the 2010 Census. It is important to note that the city also conducts an annual street listing census every year that has nothing to do with the federal 2010 Census. The local census mailing was sent in January and will include a follow-up mailing in March. The federal Census will also be mailed out in March. Please make sure you complete both forms! The federal 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States — citizens and noncitizens. It’s Important — Census data directly affect how more than $400 billion in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for housing, public health, schools, neighborhood improvements, transportation, etc.
It’s easy — it takes less than 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire, which will be mailed in March.

It’s confidential — it is illegal for the Census Bureau to share personal information with any other government agency — not law enforcement, IRS, Welfare, FBI, Immigration, etc.

“Please do your part and help us get a complete count in Cambridge,” Jillson said.

For information about the Census and local job opportunities, click here. (The link didn’t work Wednesday night, but was promised to work “soon.”)