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Fairfield Glade, a stunning master-planned community, is perched high atop the Cumberland Plateau, and offers serene mountain beauty as i...

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Valencia Bonita by GL Homes introduces a new standard of 55 + living in Bonita Springs, on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Homeowners can...

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Welcome to Cresswind Charlotte!  This nature-rich refuge of inviting streetscapes, manicured landscaping and miles of walking trails...

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Bon Ayre is a 55+ active adult, manufactured home land lease community located in Smyrna, Delaware, a town which was recently ranked 31st...

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Set amidst the picturesque, quintessential landscape of Lancaster County, Traditions of America is excited to introduce Traditions of Ame...

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October 16, 2019 — The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for 500,000 temporary workers next year to help it complete the 2020 census. It is the perfect job in many ways for retirees – it is temporary, has flexible hours, gets you out meeting people, and pays reasonably well ($13.50 to $30 an hour). Many workers in past censuses say they really enjoyed the work, and liked meeting people later on in the course of their neighborhood travels.

The flexible hours can include days, evenings, and weekends. Generally, unless there is good public transportation, you to have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license and an internet connection.

About 50,000 of the Census temporaries will be census takers. These employees (enumerators) will follow up with households who don’t respond to online, phone, or mail requests in person. Their job will be to ask residents questions from the census form, such as demographics, number of people who live in the home, etc. The controversial citizenship question will not be asked. There are also jobs relating to recruiting and supervision.

To get one of these jobs you can apply online at 2020Census.gov/jobs. You can also can call the Census’ toll-free number, 855-JOB-2020, for more information.

Let us know. If you end up applying for one of these jobs, and especially if you get one, we would love to hear about your experiences in the Comments section belwo.

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What it's Like to Retire in Bartow

Bartow is an up and coming community of 17,000 about 40 miles east of Tampa in central Florida. The town is formerly rural but now attracting all kinds of people, including retirees and active adults.  Its live oak trees and many preserved historical buildings give it a southern charm that is very refreshing... more >>

State: Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Elkin

Elkin is a small town of less than 5,000 people in northwestern North Carolina. It offers a lovely historic downtown district,a river view, wine Festival. Elkin is a small town with fantastic cost of living benefits,as well as extensive health care facilities. Elkin is about 45 miles from Winston-Salem, the nearest city.  Picture of Downtown Elkin Historic District courtesy of Wikipedia and G Keith Hall... more >>

State: North Carolina

 
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What it's Like to Retire in Lynchburg

Sometimes referred to as "Hill City" because of its rolling landscape, Lynchburg (population 73,000) is located in central Virgina and often lands on the "Best Places to Live" lists. Thomas Jefferson built his personal retreat here, Poplar Forest. Nowadays it is a subdued but lovely town with working class values. Five lively college campuses make Lynchburg a vibrant college town... more >>

State: Virginia

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What it's Like to Retire in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, is a small town in East Tennessee, that is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. It's a tourist destination with millions visiting each year due to its southern culture, country music, and its proximity to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited national park in the country... more >>

State: Tennessee

 
 
 
 

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