How to get a more accurate count of surveyors: Surveyors report that they’ve been hired to survey more than 5,000,000 people

By RICK ELLISON, Associated PressThe National Association of Surveyor Organizations (NASO) said Thursday that it has hired about 4,400 surveyors to fill vacancies in the survey of employers and workers nationwide.

NASO said the hires will cover all facets of the industry including surveying for small businesses, large companies, public agencies and private employers.

NASA said its surveyors are hired to do the following:Ensure that the surveys conducted by our surveyors reflect the state of our industry and the state where the survey is being conducted.

Provide quality, timely and accurate survey results.

Provide information to improve our workforce and ensure a better overall work environment.

Ensure the quality of the data collected and its presentation to the public.

Establish a standard of transparency and accountability for our surveyor organizations, and ensure that these requirements are met.NASO says its surveyor staffing and hiring efforts are in response to the increasing demand for surveyors nationwide.

The Association for Small Business Survey (ASBS) and the National Association for Public Service Surveyors (NAPS) also said they have hired about 400 surveyors this year to help fill jobs in their organizations.