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Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. 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.  More importantly, the Census Bureau’s goal is to recruit census takers that will work right in their own communities.
How to Appy:

It's easy to apply!  Call your Local Census Office and schedule an appointment to take the employment test.  Click on U.S. Census jobs to get information on applying for a job with the U.S. Census Bureau.  You may also call the toll-free Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010. TTY users should call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Need Help Taking the Test?

The employment test is a multiple-choice test of basic skills. These basic skills include reading, following written instructions, basic math, and map reading.  Applicants may retake the test to improve their score.  If you would like to retake the test, you may do so on another day. You may only take the test once a day.  In order to prepare for the test, a practice test  is available online.


Census at a Glance

Every 10 years, the Census counts everyone residing in the United States.

Census data is used to allocate more than $400 billion in federal funds each year.

The next Census count begins April 1, 2010.

The Census form has only 10 questions.

Your answers on the Census form are confidential and protected by law.

U.S. Census 2010 web site has additional information.

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