Census Layoffs Coming Down the Line

The census man cometh, but not for your household survey: He is coming for your job if you are among the temporary workers affiliated with the Census Bureau. June will mark the beginning of an estimated 275,000 layoffs at the Census Bureau due to the fact that the census is drawing to a close and the 525,000 temporary workers that were hired for employment from March through May will no longer be needed.

In a June 15 blog post, Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves subtly alluded to the ensuing mass layoffs at his organization, saying that the "end of operations is looming near."