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Census Bureau Seeking Thousands of Applicants in Central Texas
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 • Posted December 16, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting and testing motivated individuals to work in central Texas for the 2010 Census. These temporary positions offer paid training, reimbursement for work-related mileage, a flexible work schedule up to 40 hours per week and pay ranging from $8-$24 per hour based on position and location. Peak hiring will take place in May but applicants may be offered positions as early as January.

"We are committed to our goal of recruiting individuals from every neighborhood," says Gabriel Sanchez, the Census Bureau’s Regional Director for the Dallas Region, which is comprised of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. "The decennial census is mandated at a national level, but cannot be successful without the help and support from the community."

Census Day is April 1, 2010, and the Census Bureau’s Dallas Region has commenced operations to ensure that every person is counted in the 2010 Census. A total of 38 Local Census Offices are operating across Texas. Based on the workload, these offices will need to recruit and employ approximately 84,000 workers during peak 2010 Census operations throughout the state.

To apply for employment, applicants should call (866)861-2010 to schedule a basic 30-minute employment test which will include basic math, reading and organization skills. Applicants may visit www.2010censusjobs.gov to find a sample test.

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