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Do you know anyone who is looking for a flexible job? The federal government is hiring Census workers in Upton and these jobs offer the opportunity to work in a flexible environment, while simultaneously benefiting the community. Applications are currently being accepted and you can apply here.

Census Workers Benefit Our Entire Community

Few people realize just how important census workers are to Upton and the surrounding community. Census workers play a direct and vital role in determining how many people live in our area. As a result, they are responsible for helping our community to receive the federal funding we are entitled to.

Consider this – each year the federal government disburses $675 billion to local communities. This represents money going towards schools, hospitals, infrastructure projects and other vital programs – including economic development. The government uses information (population count) from the census to determine how much money each community will receive.

If our community members are underrepresented because we do not have an accurate census, we all lose. In fact, it is estimated that every person who is not counted in the census, represents a loss of $1,800 per year in federal funding for the next ten years. If 100 people are not counted, that could be a loss of $180,000 per year, or $1.8 million over the next ten years. Imagine what that money could pay for in terms of infrastructure, school or economic development projects. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand just how vital census workers are to our entire community.

Apply for Census Jobs in Upton

We encourage readers to apply for one of the census jobs, or to forward this article to anyone who has the ability to work part time. The job itself can be flexible, making it ideal for students or parents who need to work around their child’s school and sports schedules.

Participate in the Census

We also need local residents to help by participating in the census and responding the questionnaires as soon as possible. Do not put it off but answer it right away to ensure that everyone in our community is counted.

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about the importance of the census or about economic development activities in Upton, contact us!