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    2010 Census Jobs

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 7:27 PM [General]
    Posted By: K Jabuki

    How to Apply

    It's easy to apply! Call your Local Census Office and schedule an appointment to take the employment test. Use the interactive map to find the local phone number of the nearest Local Census Office.

    You may also call our toll-free Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010. TTY users should call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

    Can I download the application forms online?

    Yes. Visit the application materials section of this web site to download, fill out, and print an application form with instructions. Please bring your completed application, I-9 Form, and proper identification to your scheduled testing session. Do not mail your application or I-9 Form. Applications must be submitted in person, on the day of your employment test.

    Will I be hired?

    Most hiring will take place during the spring of 2010. Job offers depend on several factors, such as the availability of work in your community, test score, language skills, veterans' preference, and the number of hours you are available to work each week. Please understand that not every qualified applicant who takes the employment test and applies will be offered a census job. Job offers are made by the Local Census Office.

    May I contact you via email?

    No, we do not accept emails. Please use our interactive map to find the phone number for your Local Census Office, or call the toll-free Jobs Line listed above.

    In addition to applying to be a census taker, are there other jobs I can apply for?

    Possibly. To learn about other census jobs in your area, please visit the 2010 Census Regional Offices Web site, select your state on the map provided, and then select the "Regional Employment" option.

    For more information: click here

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau | 2010 Recruiting | 1-866-861-2010 |   Last Revised: November 04, 2009 | The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer

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    AB 3018 California's 2008 Green Jobs Legislation approved

    Sunday, March 15, 2009, 7:26 PM [General]
    Posted By: K Jabuki

    AB 3018 California's 2008 Green Jobs Legislation - California's first green jobs legislation has passed the legislatures and is signed by the Governor.

    AB 3018 (Nunez) was Introduced February 22, 2008, and
    was passed and signed into law Sept. 2008. This bill creates a Green Collar Jobs Council to develop a comprehensive approach to address California's emerging workforce needs associated with its growing "green" economy.

    Over the last several years, much policy debate has centered around discussions of the need for "green jobs" or "green collar jobs." This attention has been particularly acute in California, which in many ways leads the nation both in terms of environmental and workforce development policies. In fact, over a dozen bills have been introduced in the Legislature this year that in some way attempt to address the issue of "green jobs."

    Green Jobs Bill for California 2008

    The bill establishes the Green Collar Jobs Council to perform specified tasks related to addressing the workforce needs that accompany California's growing green economy. Specifically, this bill :

    1 Establishes a working group known as the Green Collar Jobs Council (Council) as in intergovernmental partnership.

    2)Specifies that, pursuant to this working group, the Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, in consultation with representatives from the Community College Chancellor's Office, University of California Board of Regents, State Department of Education, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Environmental Protection Agency, as well as energy, alternative fuels, consumer, financial, labor, environmental justice, and other groups, shall develop a comprehensive array of programs, strategies, and resources to address the workforce needs that accompany California's growing green economy.

    3)Specifies that the Council shall develop the framework, funding strategies, programs and opportunities to address the growing need for a highly skilled and well-trained workforce to meet the needs of California's emerging green economy.

    4)Requires the Council to do all of the following:

    a) Assist in identifying and linking green collar job opportunities with workforce development training opportunities in the various regions of the state.

    b) Create public, private, and nongovernmental partnerships to build and expand the state's workforce development programs, network, and infrastructure.

    c) Establish job training programs in the clean and green technology sectors to assist and prepare specific populations, such as at-risk youth, displaced workers, veterans, formerly incarcerated individuals, and others facing barriers to employment.

    d) Develop statewide and regional labor market data on California's new and emerging green industries workforce needs, trends, and job growth.

    5)Makes related legislative findings and declarations. info.sen.ca.gov

    Therefore, in order to engage in a productive policy discussion about these issues, it is important at the outset to discuss what the terms "green jobs" or "green collar jobs" are currently held to mean.

    One recent report defines "green collar jobs" as follows:

    "Green-collar jobs, as we define them, are well-paid, career track jobs that contribute directly to preserving or enhancing environmental quality. Like traditional blue-collar jobs, green-collar jobs range from low-skill, entry-level positions to high-skill, higher- paid jobs, and include opportunities for advancement in both skills and wages."

    Another report identifies "green collar jobs" as "family-supporting jobs that contribute significantly to preserving or enhancing environmental quality. Defined more by industry than by occupation, they reside primarily in the sectors that make up the clean energy economy - efficiency, renewables, alternative transportation, and fuels."

    Another study identified twenty-two sectors of the American economy that currently provide workers with green collar jobs.

    Regardless of the specific definition used, many advocates agree that "green collar jobs" must provide opportunities for long-term advancement, growth and self-sufficiency. As one report notes, "Put simply, if a job improves the environment, but doesn't provide a family-supporting wage or a career ladder to move low-income workers into higher-skilled occupations, it is not a green-collar job."

    Publication Date: 9/5/2008

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