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Census Bureau accepting applications for positions

Monday, January 18, 2010

The United States Census has begun a targeted effort in southern Indiana to recruit workers to take the census next spring.

Census takers (also known as enumerators) are hired to make sure southern Indiana cities, towns and counties are represented as accurately as possible.

Their primary responsibility is to collect census information from residents that have not sent back their 2010 census form.

They also explain the purpose of the census and record their responses.

Census takers will be placed in their own communities.

These temporary jobs have flexible schedules and will not exceed 40 hours per week. Census takers will be paid for training and reimbursed for work-related travel.

Testing to become a census taker is in progress now. To apply, call 1-866-861-2010 to find out where and when the census test can be taken.

For more information, including a practice test, go to the jobs@census link at www.census.gov.

All census takers must pass a security background check. To qualify for a job with the census, applicants must:

* Be a U.S. citizen,

* Be at least 18-years-old,

* Have a valid Social Security Number, and

* Have a valid Driver's License.

Those interested must bring two forms of approved identification to any testing site.

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