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2010 Census Jobs: Earn Extra Money, Serve Your Community

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Local Census Office Accepting Applicants for Temporary Employment to Support U.S. Census Bureau’s Goal of a Complete Count

While the economy continues to create uncertainty, the U.S. Census Bureau is providing opportunities for individuals to supplement their incomes with flexible, good-paying jobs – hiring hundreds of temporary workers in the local area to ensure the 2010 Census is a success.

Census takers, also known as enumerators, are needed to conduct in-person interviews with community residents who do not return census questionnaires.  These positions need to be filled by individuals with flexible schedules as work may occur in evenings and on weekends.  Some positions may involve shift work.  Bilingual workers are needed in many areas.

2010 Census job applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be able to pass a background check, and complete a 30-minute, multiple choice employment test that measures knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform a variety of census jobs.  More information, including a practice test, is available at

In most cases, workers will also be required to possess a valid driver’s license and have use of a vehicle.  U.S. citizenship is required to work for the 2010 Census except in rare occasions when no qualified U.S. citizens are available.

All temporary census employees must be able to attend training, for which they will be compensated.  Most training sessions are held during the day on weekdays; occasionally, a session may be held in the evening or on the weekend.

For more information on temporary employment with the U.S. Census Bureau, or to schedule an appointment to take an employment test and submit an application, call the toll-free 2010 Census Jobs Line: 1-866-861-2010.  TTY Callers: please use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

*Content provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Readers – I highly suggest you look into this.  With flexible hours and great pay, you won’t get another opportunity like this until 2020.  Give them a call!

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