Census Testing Available At Orland Park Civic Center

Census Testing Available At Orland Park Civic Center
Posted on 12/30/2009

The United States Census Bureau will offer testing at the Orland Park Civic Center each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., beginning January 5, 2010. The Civic Center is located at 14750 South Ravinia Avenue, one block west of LaGrange Road/US Route 45.

"The Census Bureau has a number of positions available for area residents who want to work locally," said Orland Park Village Clerk David Maher. "Being a part of the census is a great way to make some money and to help your community at the same time," he added.

Positions available for Census 2010 include census takers, crew leaders, crew leader assistants, recruiting assistants and census clerks.

Marilyn Gallivan, of the U.S. Census Bureau, encourages area residents to take advantage of the local testing.

"We invite people to take the practice test on line at www.2010censusjobs.gov and then call to schedule their testing at the Orland Park Civic Center," she explained, noting that test takers need not live in Orland Park to test at the Civic Center.

Prospective census workers may call 815-221-4470 to register for testing at the Orland Park Civic Center.

"The 2010 Census is very important to Orland Park," Maher noted, adding, "The number of residents counted dictates the amount of government funding received for schools, health care, roads, housing and other services."