Make sure you’re counted in the U.S. Census

A message from PA Congresswoman Babette Josephs:

In March, you will receive a short questionnaire from the U.S. Census Bureau as part of the 2010 Census. I urge you to complete and return it. The importance of the Census cannot be overstated.

Conducted once every 10 years to count the number of people living in this country, it helps federal, state and local governments make sure the right amount of funding, programs and services come to our area and that you’re adequately represented. Pennsylvania is expected to lose one Congressional seat; let’s make sure it’s not two. Philadelphia may lose one state House seat; fill out your form and help make sure it’s not two.

I want to make sure Pennsylvania isn’t overlooked, which is why I formed the Complete Count Legislative Caucus in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The caucus will function as a bipartisan, bicameral caucus of legislators seeking to ensure the collection of accurate and reliable Census data.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for work, you can apply to become part of the 2010 Census Team. A job with the U.S. Census Bureau can mean:

  • good pay, paid weekly
  • flexible hours
  • paid training
  • reimbursement for authorized mileage and other work-related expenses.

More information, including a practice test, is available at: www.2010censusjobs.gov or call the toll-free jobs line: 1-866-861-2010.
To learn more about the 2010 Census, visit the 2010 Census Web site. For more information about this or any other state-related matter, please contact me.

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