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Census counts on workers: Local jobs are available

There are a variety of jobs available with the Census 2010, from crew leaders to census clerks. The greatest staffing need, however, is for census takers. Census takers work in their communities locating households, explaining the purpose of the ...

There are a variety of jobs available with the Census 2010, from crew leaders to census clerks.

The greatest staffing need, however, is for census takers.

Census takers work in their communities locating households, explaining the purpose of the census, conducting personal interviews with respondents who failed to return their 2010 Census questionnaire and recording their responses on paper forms.

In most cases, a valid driver's license and use of a vehicle is required to work as a census taker.

There is also an employment test, which is a 30-minute basic skills test consisting of multiple choice questions that measure knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform a variety of census jobs.

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There are five parts to the test - clerical skills, reading skills, number skills, interpreting information and evaluating alternatives and organizational skills.

A variety of census testing sites are available in the Douglas County area for those interested in helping with the Census 2010.

Applicants need to bring proper identification with them and allow two hours for testing.

Testing sites and times in this area are as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 24 at 1 p.m. at the Alexandria WorkForce Center.
  • Thursday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Library.
  • Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Brandon Community Center.
  • Friday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Douglas County Library.
  • Friday, February 26 at 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Library.

For more information about Census 2010 jobs, visit www.2010censusjobs.gov or call toll-free 1-866-861-2010.

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