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CENSUS 2010 TO BRING MONEY AND JOBS TO HAWAII

May 12, 2009, 9:57 AM HST
* Updated May 13, 7:40 AM
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Governor Linda Lingle announced the formation of a committee to coordinate state and county government efforts toward obtaining a complete count of Hawai’i’s population next year.

census2010_fullThe committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of Hawaii’s 2010 census.  The census data will be used to distribute billions of federal dollars to states and communities each year during the coming decade.  questionnaires will be sent out beginning on April 1, 2010.

Officials with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism say the Census Bureau will be filling hundreds of jobs in Hawai’i during the next year, including managerial, supervisory, office and field personnel.

Governor Lingle has appointed a Hawai’i Government Complete Count Committee which is comprised of members from Hawai’i government offices. The Governor has selected Dr. Pearl Imada Iboshi, the state’s chief economist, as the committee’s chairperson.

“This committee represents an important partnership between Hawai’i and the U.S. Census Bureau, which will conduct the 2010 Census,” Governor Lingle said. “We are highly cognizant of the long-term effects of having good census data. The census data will be used to distribute billions of federal dollars to states and communities each year during the coming decade.

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The Complete Count Committee will provide additional support to the Census Bureau – including publicizing Bureau job opportunities and assisting the 2010 Census offices here.

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(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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