Census will create 120 local jobs

MORE than 100 jobs in Comet country have been made available by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to assist in the 2011 national Census, it was announced today.

The campaign, which will create a variety of temporary roles for the next Census in March next year, will see 75 jobs in North Herts and 45 in Stevenage become available.

Roles will include Census co-ordinators to manage local teams, Census collectors to provide help and support, and special enumerators, who will be responsible for communal establishments such as hotels, care homes, and student halls of residence.

The Census provides an estimate of the population of England and Wales, and is carried out every ten years. It is estimated that nationally, 25 million households will be covered.

Recruits, who could be working anything from two weeks to a few months, work locally with a range of people and organisations, providing help and support to help people complete and return their Census questionnaires.

Jerry Lake, the ONS area manager said: “This is some good news for people locally, and provides hope for jobs.”

Job applications are open now, and can be found either on www.censusjobs.co.uk, or at local job and community centres.

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