Next year’s census is creating over a hundred new jobs.
By Benedict Munden
Employment is underway for the 2011 national census.
Over 150 jobs are available in Merton for anyone wanting to work on next year’s census.
The census provides an accurate record of how many people live in England and will take place on March 27 2011.
Contracts ranging from 4 weeks to 10 months are available.
An accurate record of the amount of people living in Merton will make a huge difference to the level of funding the borough receives.
Council leader Stephen Alambritis said: “The census is very important for everyone in Merton.”
Recruitment for most positions will end early next year, but to be a co-ordinator you must apply before October 17.
The jobs are well suited to community-centred people who are familiar with the area, and anyone looking to earn extra money.
Flexible hours are offered and Merton Council suggests the roles will be ideal for students, graduates, pensioners, parents returning to work and the retired.
Recent graduate Paul Nonis, 25, said: “I’ll definitely be applying – any job is a good job at the moment.”
The census has taken place once every decade for over 200 years and is generating 35,000 jobs nationwide.