King County is gearing up for the 2010 U.S. Census, which, for many area residents, translates to well-paying temporary jobs while helping out the community and the country.
The 2010 Census questionnaire will be sent to every U.S. household in March. This creates a unique opportunity for area residents to actively participate in their communities.
Specifically, census takers are needed to conduct interviews with people who don’t return questionnaires. To complete this huge undertaking, the Census Bureau will hire thousands of census takers. Most field positions have flexible schedules, which may include evenings and weekends.
The positions are temporary, usually close to home, and pay a competitive wage. The rate for most field employees in this area is $17.50 an hour, including paid training.
Census job applicants should be at least 18 and possess a valid Social Security number. Most applicants will need a valid driver’s license. This is an excellent opportunity for part-time and unemployed workers, students, retired people, and bilingual individuals.
Many applicants are still needed throughout Seattle’s Eastside. ♦
Those interested should call 1-866-861-2010 to sign up for a 30-minute, multiple-choice basic skills test. Practice tests are available at www.2010censusjobs.gov.