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Census Workers: Stemming the Jobless Flood

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Some of the estimated 700,000 Census Bureau workers, who are "about to be out of work" because their temporary jobs have ended, may actually have been handed a golden opportunity to reinvent themselves.

Tales From the Census Trail: Training Week, Training Wreck

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
KT Boyle

Our Census trainer Miss Trudy, bless her heart, managed to inadvertently offend every race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in two days of training.

Tales From the Census Trail: Know Your Rights

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

Don't be fooled: many people will take advantage of Census 2010 to conduct improper interviews, canvas houses, or to strike up a friendly conversation with the cute guy living at Apartment 31B on University Avenue. (Harold, call me.)

Tales From the Census Trail: KT's Bit

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

I saw the recession's effects on small town America when I took the test to become a Census worker, and found myself in a room full of businessmen and soccer moms in suits, most over age 40.

Tales From the Census Trail: Lara's Bit

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

In this day and age, why is 'Negro' included as a race on the 2010 Census form? I hope to explore this and many more issues as my training as a Census Bureau Crew Leader begins.

Tales From the Census Trail: Count Us in!

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

We're your friendly District Census Takers for the 2010 Census, and it's taken us exactly one full-recession year to give up our dreams of real, meaningful employment and join ranks with the thousands of Americans in need of a part-time government temp job.

Census Jobs Boost Employment Numbers

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — As census workers gear up to count us, they are counting themselves lucky to be employed. This once-a-decade temporary work force ...

More Than 100 Census Takers Have Been Assaulted Or Attacked This Month

Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 113 census takers have been the victims of assaults or attacks this month, the U.S. Census Bureau said late Wednesday. In response to inq...

Census Worker "Jamie" Outed As Sex Offender Frank Kuni By NJ Mother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CAMDEN, N.J. — A New Jersey mother who recognized the face of a Census worker from the state's online database of sex offenders called police, l...

Queens Immigrants Wary Of Census

nydailynews.com | By Lisa L. Colangelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Census takers have their work cut out for them in Queens. The ethnically diverse borough boasts immigrants from hundreds of nations. And many of them...

Kentucky Census Worker Committed Suicide, Investigators Say

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER and ROGER ALFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On the surface it all seemed like a gruesome hate crime in a rural part of Kentucky with a history of disdain for the governmen...

Bill Sparkman, Kentucky Census Worker, May Have Committed Suicide

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Investigators probing the death of a Kentucky census worker found hanging from a tree with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest inc...

Official: Census Takers In Kentucky Want Teams After Bill Sparkman's Death

AP | JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIG CREEK, Ky. — The manager of a part-time census taker who died under mysterious circumstances in southeastern Kentucky says other workers are...

Census Worker Hanging... What Pelosi Warned?

Landon Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Landon Ross

We don't have all the facts regarding Bill Sparkman's death. Yet the fact that, upon hearing of this incident, politically minded people wonder whether the death was a result of right wing invective is telling.

Census Worker Killed By Asphyxiation: Police

AP | ROGER ALFORD and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIG CREEK, Ky. — A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with du...

Census Worker Death: "Very Serious Concern" That Hanging Was Politically Motivated (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press reporter Devlin Barrett was on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow" show Wednesday night to discuss the shocking death of a census worker in Kentu...

Bill Sparkman: Census Worker Found Hanged

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William E. Sparkman Jr. was a 51-year-old single father who once battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma while he pursued his teaching degree, according to a Mar...

Census Worker Hanged With "Fed" On Body

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, Ky. — A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforce...