Govt Seeking 250 More Interviewers For Census

September 27, 2016

6276-Census-Job-Opportunities4-(300x250)The Department of Statistics is seeking more than 250 census interviewers to conduct door-to-door interviews to gather census information.

“Those interested in these part-time positions should apply by 7:00 p.m. Bermuda time on 28 September, 2016 at www.govtcareers.gov.bm,” a spokesperson said.

“Successfully trained interviewers will collect data with either a Government netbook or paper questionnaires. Census interviewing is usually conducted on weekends or evenings when residents are most likely to be home.”

Premier Michael Dunkley said, “This year’s census questionnaire on population and housing is more concise than any other in Bermuda’s recent history. By law, every individual in our community must be counted – in every Parish across our Island.

“Ultimately, being counted will give the Government the information it needs to develop effective forward planning strategies relating to infrastructure, education, health, employment and other economic and social requirements. Important decisions about how we plan for Bermuda’s future will rest on the data collected.

“As Premier, I am encouraging all those who have yet to complete their 2016 Census questionnaire to please assist our census interviewers in collecting this vital information. Also, I am urging those who wish to assist us to sign up and participate as a census interviewer in this national undertaking.”

The Government added, “Currently, 64.3% of assessment numbers [includes residential units, businesses, vacant houses, derelict buildings and vacation homes] have been accounted for via web, telephone or in-person interviews. The balance of assessment numbers are targeted to be counted by year’s end.

“Call 297-7761 or visit the Department of Statistics, CedarPark Centre, 3rd Floor, 48 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton weekdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm or an interviewer will have to visit you to complete your census questionnaire.

“As a reminder, all data gathered is protected as outlined in the Statistics Act, 2002 and is held in the strictest of confidence.”

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  1. huh? says:

    Online was so much easier and no hassle from someone knocking on your door unexpectedly. Why would anyone bring this on themselves? Online and done in 10-15 minutes. Best thing government has done this year!

    • Point boy says:

      Some of us old school (just barely forty) blue collar workers, (myself) may not be so computer savvy

      • Bermudian Momma says:

        @ Point Boy – for those not computer savvy or without access to a computer – it could have been completed on the phone. I am not sure if this is still available.

  2. Terry says:

    More bulls*** from OBA.
    Election mode.

    250 part timers at $10 an hour for 40 hours.

    Part time jobs to do political stuff.
    Think about it folks before you stab me in the back.
    Shalom.

  3. Micro says:

    How about just opening online submissions backup?

  4. Old Census Worker says:

    I wouldn’t advise anyone to join their interviewer programe. They “lose” your files and say they never received your interview books, so they cannot pay you.

    You go into people’s houses, and the level of rudeness displayed by local residence is horrible.

    They do not support their field interviewers, and act like you are doing them a favor.

    I did it once for them and never again. Took me forever to even get paid for what they were able to account for from my “missing” paperwork.

    THIS IS THE WORST GOVERNMENT Dept to work for. DO NOT DO IT!

    • wondering mind says:

      Thanks for putting that old there, was thinking about doing it but have not heard anything positive from people that have done this in the past. I will not be doing it now.

  5. Moonshine says:

    Why are people still coming by after the online submission was accepted?.. It makes no sense..

  6. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    Bermuda is yet another “Easter Island”.
    This Anglo / American sea side place of ours is out of balance been that way for years.

    All this ,to find for the 99th time that the island is overpopulated as we bread our selves into poverty .

    65,000 people are being micro managed,by the”40 thieves” who want to get into your pocket and bedroom.
    Another report yet to go on the shelf to collect dust.

    Cant push this lot under the carpet again.

    Too many laws
    Too many cars .
    Too many trucks
    Too many taxi cabs.
    Too many buses.
    Too many vans.
    Too many boats.
    Too many bikes.
    Too many houses.
    Too many politicians.
    Too many Police
    Too much crime.
    Too much Greed.
    Too much Hate.
    Too much tax.

    The list goes on

  7. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    You 4 ,do you dislike my opinion, or do you dislike reality, socialism is a wonderful thing till the money runs out.