Census Bureau Accepting Job Applications

Nov 17, 2009

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, announced today that the U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications for temporary employment.

In preparation for the 2010 Decennial Census, the Bureau will be hiring as many as one million people across the country.  Primary recruiting for census workers will take place throughout the fall and winter of 2009 with the bulk of hiring to occur in the spring of 2010.

“The Census Bureau is in need of competent and dedicated workers to carry out a successful count. Much is at stake in the 2010 Census. The only way that our communities can get our fair share of federal funding for the next decade is to have full participation in the 2010 Census. Please contact the Bureau if you are interested in applying for one of their positions,” said Thompson.

Available positions include census takers who conduct personal interviews with respondents in their communities, crew leaders who train and supervise census takers, crew leader assistants, census clerks who perform administrative duties in local census offices and recruiting assistants who help spread the word in their communities about employment opportunities.

For most positions, hours vary and do not exceed 40 hours per week.  However, working evenings and weekends may be required.  Employment with the Bureau usually lasts five to 10 weeks.

For more information and to apply for a position, please call the Census Bureau’s toll-free Jobs Hotline at 1-866-861-2010.  Additional information also can be found at https://2010censusjobs.gov.
                                                         
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