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The Charles River Public Internet Center announces its partnership with the 2010 Census

Posted by crpic on March 2, 2010

The Charles River Public Internet Center is especially pleased to announce its partnership with the 2010 Census. In line with CRPIC’s mission of empowering the community for economic success, we will be the site for a job fair on March 6 for flexible, part-time and temporary positions in field work and clerical work in the 2010 Census.  The information for the upcoming job fair is as follows:

WHERE:

Charles River Public Internet Center

154 Moody St, Waltham MA

*Park in the Embassy Parking lot*

Click here for directions!

WHEN:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

9:30 am until 3:00 pm.

No appointment needed.

WHAT TO BRING:

A valid, original Driver’s License AND

Original social security card OR

A valid, original U.S. Passport

There are three parts to the application (may take up to 2 hours):

  1. Fill out an application
  2. Verification of valid, original IDs (as specified above)
  3. Take a 30-minute timed test.

Practice tests available online at http://www.2010censusjobs.gov. There are also hard-copy practice tests available in person at the CRPIC in English and Spanish.

In addition to hosting the job fair, the staff of CRPIC will be assisting its constituents in filling out their Census forms, and we will be working with our partners throughout the MetroWest area to encourage as many residents as possible to fill out their forms and be counted. Data from the Census is used to allocate federal funding to communities and determine government representation at the federal level, so it is very important that all residents participate in the Census and get counted!

The 2010 Census will document the changes in our nation since the last decennial census in 2000, and tell us how we’ve evolved as a country. And, because census data affect how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to tribal, state and local governments, the census also will frame the future of our country for the next 10 years. It is vital that everyone in the United States be counted in 2010.

At the heart of the 2010 Census outreach effort is the 10-question 2010 Census form. The 2010 Census form is one of the shortest census forms in history and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Households will be asked to provide key demographic information, including: whether a housing unit is rented or owned; the address of the residence; and the names, genders, ages, races and relationships of others living in the household.

By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities. All Census Bureau employees take an oath of nondisclosure and are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. The penalty for unlawful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment of up to five years, or both.

In March 2010, households across the country will receive the form by mail or hand delivery. The initial form package, which will consist of the initial 2010 Census form, a cover letter, and a postage-paid return envelope, will be delivered in March 2010 in areas where the United States Postal Service delivers the census forms for the Census Bureau. Census workers will deliver forms March 1 through April 30, 2010 in most other areas. Responding immediately to the 2010 Census form is the most efficient way to complete the census. Census workers will visit households that do not return the forms to take a count in person.

As a Census Bureau partner, The Charles River Public Internet Center encourages you to participate in the 2010 Census and let the country know what our community needs for the next 10 years. If for some reason you do not receive a form or do not think you have otherwise been counted, you should visit a Be Counted site. To locate a Be Counted Site in your area, contact the Partnership and Data Services Program staff at your Regional Census Center. Contact information can be found at 2010census.gov/partners/pdf/censusRegionMap.pdf.

For questions or additional information about CRPIC’s support of the 2010 Census, please call CRPIC at (781) 891-9559.

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One Response to “The Charles River Public Internet Center announces its partnership with the 2010 Census”

  1. Career Girl said

    Thanks for the info and for having the JoB Fair – I’m definitely going to be there on Saturday. You are a great resource for our communities!

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