A coast-to-coast bus tour made its way into Wilmington all about the U.S. Census. The CFCC cafeteria was transformed into a census information center where officials spread the message to all who would listen.
“We’re making sure that everyone is aware of the importance of the census and everyone is kind of anticipating it,” said Constance Hyman.
Passing out flyers, talking to students, census workers spent the day making sure everyone learned the importance of being counted. The folks on the road tour are the men and women on the ground spreading the word.
“We are just kind of the literal vehicle to take that there and talk to people in the small towns, big towns wherever they send us,” said tour manager Kary Regallis. “Twenty two towns in the last twelve days so it's been quite the challenge to keep up with as you can imagine but it's been great everybody's been very warm especially here in North Carolina”
There are still jobs to fill the 2,000 jobs at the census office in the port city. “We're currently recruiting and we're actively encouraging people to apply for these jobs, get tested. Because we definitely want to make sure we fill those jobs here in Wilmington,” said census employee Hyman.
“I actually went to the government website, that's how I found out about the census job. I'm excited because I love what I do, I love getting the message out, and I love promoting the awareness and the importance of the census.”
The census calls itself a 'Portrait of America', the bus is on the road to make sure that portrait is complete.
There are still plenty of openings at the Wilmington census office on 17th street. If you’d like to apply for a job, you can call the census bureau at 866-861-2010 or visit their website at: www.2010censusjobs.gov