January 19, 2010

Need a job? Apply to work on the Census

Need a job? The local Census is hiring - and the city needs people to take the jobs.

The government is looking for hundreds of people to conduct interviews with community residents on a temporary basis. The jobs pay about $14 an hour (plus mileage) and offer up to 40 hours per week throughout the spring. Employees work close to home and have flexible hours.

Aside from the pay, it's important work. Census .orkers collect data that helps Racine receive aid from the federal government. If Racine doesn't have enough workers, its population may be undercounted and it will receive less government money.

To get hired for a Census job you have to take a basic skills test, which includes questions that gauge your clerical, reading, number, organizational and interpretation skills. Tests can be given in Spanish, upon request.

You have to have to be a US citizen, at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, a valid driver's license and you have to pass a background check.

The jobs require four days of paid training.

If you're interested, contact the Census at (866) 861-2010 or online at:

1 comment:

  1. This is going to be a joke, to many people here that don't belong. As usual the tax payers get the shaft!