Archive for January, 2010
There are seven uniform services in this country. You can name five of them. The sixth is the U.S. Public Health Service, and the seventh is the NOAA Corps. The later uses the same rank as the Navy and the Coast Guard, but has no enlisted personnel. There are about 300 officers commissioned by the Department of Commerce. It is a great opportunity to serve, as I found out in the late 70′s. One of my classmates at Kingspoint OCS (Rear Admiral Sam DeBow) rose to the top spot and was in charge of the NOAA Corps and NOAA’s marine and aviation operations. Check out the article from Stars and Stripes on January 21, 2010 discussing NOAA.
Jobs for Veterans
by Kristina Derro
Everyone has been affected by the current state of the economy. Jobs have been lost and foreclosures loom. But, there is good news on the horizon. The U.S. government has announced there will be thousands of temporary jobs available as a result of the upcoming 2010 census. Positions include census takers, census crew leaders, census crew leader assistants, recruiting assistants, and census clerks.
Applicants must pass an employment test before being offered a position. Great news for our country’s veteran population! Veterans receive a 5 point preference on the examination and veterans with a service-connected disability/injury receive a 10 point preference!
For more information and to apply for a position call 1-866-861-2010 or visit http://www.2010censusjobs.gov.