Uncle Sam Wants You… to Help Count

The 2020 U.S. Census count doesn’t begin until early next year, but applications are now being accepted for hundreds of temporary positions in the North Valley.

“Job selection is slated to begin in June with office jobs beginning shortly thereafter and field jobs starting in the July–August timeframe,” said Chris Ensign, who is responsible for finding applicants from New River, Desert Hills, Anthem, Tramonto, Sonoran Foothills, Norterra and elsewhere in the region.

Jobs include office clerks, census takers (going door-to-door) and supervisors. Pay starts at $14.50 and up depending on the position, Ensign said. The jobs are temporary, with flexible hours and paid training. Applicants must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and have a social security card.


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Apply at www.2020census.gov/jobs, or call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more info.

Why the Census Matters

The U.S. Constitution requires the population to be counted every 10 years. Some ways the results are used:

  • Determines how many representatives each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Informs redrawing of state legislative district boundaries.
  • Informs state and local agencies on need for new roads, schools and emergency services.
  • Helps businesses decide where to move or open.

For the first time, citizens will be able to respond to the census online or by phone, as well as by mail. Those responses help the bureau reduce the need for in-home visits. Federal law protects the confidentiality of individual respondents.

SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU


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Here’s a sneak peek at some of the homes we have “coming soon” in this incredibly tight market:

Pool with Swim-up Snack Bar!
Upgraded Majesty model on cul-de-sac with lovely landscaping.
W St. Exupery Court, Anthem Parkside
4 BEDS + CASITA | 3.5 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 2,915 SQFT | $455,000

Upgraded Patio Home!
Master on 1st floor, premier end-lot overlooking green space! Close to school, park, shopping.
W Murfield Court, Anthem Paseo
4 BEDS | 2.5 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 1,772 SQFT | $269,000

NEW POOL and Sweeping Views!
End of quiet cul-de-sac, backyard faces east at Anthem’s edge.
N Long Landing Court, Anthem Country Club
4 BEDS + CASITA | 4.5 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 3,556 SQFT | $590,000

Large View Lot Near 1st Gate!
Bennington with 14-foot ceilings, fireplace, no homes behind!
N Moss Springs Road, Anthem Country Club
3 BEDS | 2.5 BATHS | 3-CAR GARAGE | 2,542 SQFT | $440,000

Stunning Backyard + RV Parking! 
Spacious Wonder model on east-facing view lot with 3-car garage and paved RV Parking.
N 50th Drive, Arroyo Grande 
4 BEDS + Office + Teen Room + “Attic” | 3.5 BATHS | 3-CAR GARAGE | 4,009 SQFT | $449,000

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Robert Roy Britt
NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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