2010 Census now hiring for temporary positions

Published on Wed, Jan 20, 2010
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The U.S. Census Bureau will host interviews for local census taking positions that need to be filled. Interviews are being held in Snohomis, Island, Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan counties.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s goal is a complete and accurate count of each person residing in the United States, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

Conducting such a massive undertaking requires the Census Bureau hire for a wide variety of positions.
Specifically, census takers, also known as Enumerators, are needed to conduct in-person interviews with community residents who do not return census questionnaires.

Many temporary positions have been filled, but many more applicants are needed. Most positions require the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends but some may involve shift work.
The Everett Local Census Office is now testing applicants in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom and San Juan Counties. To apply, call 866/861-2010.

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.

In addition to weekly pay, census takers also receive paid training and reimbursement for authorized work-related
expenses such as mileage.

Pay rates for the Everett local Census office start at $13.25 per hour for clerk. Positions and $17.50 per hour for field positions.

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 866/861-2010 or visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s website at  www.2010censusjobs.gov.

Blaine Testing Dates
at Blaine Library
Feb. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.