The United States Census has begun a targeted effort in southern Indiana to recruit workers to take the census this 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 and that have not sent back their 2010 census forms.
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 trainer is in progress right now. To apply, call 1-866-861-2010 to find out where and when the census test may be taken.
All census takers must pass a security background check. To qualify for a job with the census, applications must:
* Be a U.S. citizen,
* Be at least 18-years-old,
*Have a valid Social Security number,
*Have a valid driver's license, and
*Bring two forms of approved identification to a testing sit.
Testing will take place at the Center Point United Methodist Church, Thursday (3 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m.), Tuesday, March 9 (3 and 6 p.m.), Thursday, March 11 (3 and 6 p.m.), and Saturday, March 13 (2 p.m.).