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More testing set here for short-term U.S. census jobs at Mary Willis Library meeting room on Jan. 7, 12, 19

The U.S. Census Bureau is still looking for short-term employees for the 2010 Census.

Testing for upcoming short-term census jobs is set for next Thursday, January 7, at 6 p.m., Tuesday January 12, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Tuesday, January 19, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. at the Mary Willis Library meeting room.

“All the test takers need to bring with them is a drivers license and Social Security card or birth certificate,” said Wanda Cox, Wilkes County recruiting assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau.

Individuals are being hired all over the area, said area recruiter Carl Kotz. “A good census count is essential to getting the most funding from state and federal sources. To make that count, we need good people, and we’re testing in Wilkes County this week. We’ll be hiring 1,000 to 1,500 over these seven counties, and we’re paying from $9 an hour up, plus mileage.”

The part-time and full-time temporary employees are needed for short-term assignments in spring 2010. The government’s website, www.2010censusjobs.gov, says these short-term jobs “offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training, and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses, such as mileage incurred while conducting census work. Best of all, census takers work in their own communities.”

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