Press Release

Congressman Cuellar: Census to Create 2,000 New Local Jobs

Jobs to span 11 South Texas Counties including Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Frio and La Salle

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Washington, January 19, 2010 | Ashley Patterson ((202) 225-1640) | comments
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced that 2,000 new jobs will be created in 11 South Texas Counties including, Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Frio and La Salle, in preparation for the 2010 Census beginning this March. Jobs will include part-time to full-time opportunities for workers ranging between 20 to 40 hours per week.
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Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced that 2,000 new jobs will be created in 11 South Texas Counties including, Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Frio and La Salle, in preparation for the 2010 Census beginning this March. Jobs will include part-time to full-time opportunities for workers ranging between 20 to 40 hours per week.

“These new jobs are a win-win for our community; not only will these workers help our counties get an accurate Census count, but we’ll help create new jobs in these tough economic times,” said Congressman Cuellar. “By getting an accurate count this 2010 Census, we’ll help our communities get the federal funding they need.”

The U.S. Census occurs once every ten years to determine how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to state, local and tribal governments.

The new 2,000 Census jobs will help local outreach efforts to encourage 2010 Census participation across Texas. Average pay is $8.00 to $24.00 per hour and bilingual speakers are especially needed along the border. Positions range from Census clerks to supervisors. Hours of employment will primarily be during weekends and evenings.

Applicants need to be U.S. Citizens and at least 18 years of age. They are also required to have a valid driver’s license and access to use of a vehicle. Students, retirees, community leaders, job seekers and full-time workers are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants can call 1(866)861-2010 or call the local Laredo Census Office at (956) 231-5803. Applicants can also visit the local Laredo 2010 Census Office at Molly Drive, Laredo, TX, 78045.

“I encourage people throughout our communities to apply for these jobs and participate in the 2010 Census,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The more we work together between now and April, the more accurate our Census will be.”

This March, more than 130 million addresses across the nation will receive a Census questionnaire in the mail. One of the shortest Census forms in history, the 2010 Census questionnaire asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.

For more information, please visit: www.cuellar.house.gov

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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security, Agriculture, and Government Oversight & Reform Committees in the 111th Congress. Accessibility to constituents, education, health care, economic development, and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Senior Whip and member of the Blue Dog Coalition.

 
 
 
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