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Census Stories: Meet Ruth Ball

This week, we have been profiling individuals who have been champions for the Census in our local community. Today, we are featuring Ruth Ball. Ms. Ball works for the US Census as a recruiter for this area and has been tirelessly promoting Census jobs and rallying others to the importance of being counted. For our MLK Day of Service, Ms. Ball passed out water bottles for volunteers and shared with students about how the Census impacts our community.

To learn more about Ms. Ball’s work, join us tomorrow on Facebook Live for our Community Chat series. We’ll be interviewing her live as our featured guest. Join in at Noon to meet her and learn more about the Census!

Did you know?

  • The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to send reminder notice postcards to an estimated 55 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. About 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12. Those households that have not yet responded to the census will receive an in person visit by a census taker to collect their information later this summer.
  • There are currently 700+ job openings with the Census here in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Apply today. 
  • These jobs pay $17/hr plus mileage and have flexible schedules.

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