Temporary jobs available to help with census
By: Patty Murray, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
Census forms will be mailed out in February. Now the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to fill thousands of temporary jobs so it can get an accurate count.
The temporary jobs will only last between two and six weeks and some may require working weekends and evenings.
Still, Jennifer Sciacca, the Census Bureau’s Regional Recruiter for Wisconsin, says she’s seen a lot of interest. She credits that to the economy and the relatively high unemployment rate. Sciacca says the census jobs are a great opportunity to pay people who are at home trying to find a job, and the Census Bureau could need a whole lot of workers to go door to door to follow up on those who didn’t send forms back. She says in Wisconsin there are more than 100,000 positions ranging from census taker to census clerk, both field and office jobs.
Candidates must be at least 18 and pass a basic skills test. More information, along with a practice test, is listed online at http://2010censusjobs.com.