Help wanted for national count

| 01/06/2010

(CNS): Government officials are on the hunt for people who want to help with Census 2010. Those interested in being a census worker are invited to attend public information meetings starting this Thursday, 3 June in West Bay. Government will need around 270 people to help complete the nationwide count which is taking place this October. “We are urging all interested persons to come, listen and sign up for a chance to be chosen as a census worker,” Economics and Statistics Office Director Maria Zingapan said.

 Attendees will learn about the criteria to qualify to be census workers. These include having a high school diploma or higher, a current driver’s licence, and use of reliable transportation. Census workers must also be discreet, honest and have neat handwriting.
 
Members of the public who have already signed up are also asked to attend one of the meetings. The approximately 270 census workers selected will join the team conducting the national population and housing count that begins on 10 October this year, the Director explained.
 
Those selected will then undergo training in September to become either enumerators or supervisors in the different districts.
 
Meetings will be held from 5.30 to 7 pm and on Grand Cayman, the meetings will be held at the John A. Cumber School Hall on on Thursday, 3 June then in George Town, on Tuesday, 8 June, at the Family Life Centre, Walkers Road and in Bodden Town, on Thursday, 10 June, at the Bodden Town Primary School. In Cayman Brac, the meeting will take place on Thursday, 10 June, at the Aston Rutty Centre.Light refreshments will be served at each meeting.
 
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  1. anonymous says:

    Help wanted for national count means that the l,000 unemployed people can apply for employment as a census worker. However, government may want to screen them as those with burglary or rape record could not be hired for this position. I’m sure others with minor, idle or disorderly offences could be hired and do a good job as well.

    Rolston, this is  an excellent position for the new school leavers. They are qualified for the position as a census worker.

    One question, WHY DID NOT THE SCHOOLS SIGN UP THESE GRADUATES TO WORK AS CENSUS WORKERS BEFORE Leaving school?

    That’s the right way to recruit?

    The schools working with the labor office and immigration board giving these young people a chance to stay away from trouble and crime.