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Shorewood looking for special census workers

Brock A. Stein | 12/15/2016, midnight
The village is looking for workers to help conduct a special census set to start in February.

The Village of Shorewood will conduct a special census early next year and is looking for temporary workers.

The village is currently accepting applications for the temporary, part-time positions with canvassing expected to begin in February said Community Development Director Karen James.

James said that the census will take place in some of the village’s new subdivisions and is expected to last from 20 to 30 days.

A testing session for applicants is currently set for December 27 and 28 and those who qualify will receive a 4-day training before they begin work. James said that applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license with a vehicle. Applicants will also be required to pass a background test.

Applications can be found online https://www2.census.gov/about/regions/employment-forms/bc-170d.pdf. Hardcopies are also available at Shorewood Village Hall, 1 Towne Center Blvd.

Shorewood’s new census follows neighboring Joliet which conducted their own re-survey in September to capture some of the new housing constructed following the 2010 census. Based on the bump in population, the village stands to capture additional state and federal revenue depending on the number of new residents counted in the survey.