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Recruitment of temporary field workers for 2021 Population Census underway
     The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) is recruiting about 13 800 temporary field workers (TFWs) to support the data collection work for the 2021 Population Census which will run from June 23 to August 4, 2021. In-service teachers and teaching assistants of local primary and secondary schools, and students of full-time locally-accredited degree and sub-degree programmes can apply through the "Online Job Application System for the 2021 Population Census" (jobs.census2021.gov.hk/) now.
     A spokesman for the C&SD today (November 30) said, "Population censuses are conducted in Hong Kong once every decade to obtain up-to-date benchmark information on the socio-economic characteristics of the population as well as its detailed geographical distribution. Through joining the census workforce, teachers and students can learn more about our society and help build a better Hong Kong by participating in this meaningful project."
     The C&SD will provide training to the TFWs before they are deployed for on-site fieldwork or operational support. Most of them will be assigned to visit households who have not yet completed their questionnaires through online or other means to collect from them the requested information from mid-July next year. Some TFWs will be deployed to work at Census Service Centres from mid-June next year to answer telephone enquiries and conduct telephone interviews. In light of the evolving situation of COVID-19, the C&SD will adopt contingency measures to reduce social contact.
     Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment. They should possess a mature personality with the ability to work independently. Owing to the nature of the work, applicants should have good command of written Chinese or English, be able to read both Chinese and English and be fluent in Cantonese and English.
     Applications should be submitted before 6 pm on December 31, 2020. Details of the TFW posts, honoraria and target candidates are given in the Annex.
     For enquiries about the recruitment, please call the 2021 Population Census Office at 3428 2516 or send an email to 21c_jobs@censtatd.gov.hk.
     More details about the 2021 Population Census, recruitment procedures and latest arrangements are available at its thematic website: www.census2021.gov.hk/tfw.html.
Ends/Monday, November 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 10:00
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