2010 Census to Hire 5,000 Workers in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City—With National Census Day less than two months away, U.S. Census Bureau officials are stepping up their efforts to recruit local residents as official census takers to work on the 2010 Census.They will hire approximately 5,000 temporary workers in the State of Oklahoma.The pay for these positions ranges from $10 per hour to $14.25 per hour for census takers depending upon location. 

The 2010 Census is a huge undertaking that provides temporary employment opportunities for Oklahomans interested in working on the census.Census jobs offer good pay, flexible hours and paid training while you perform an important public service.Best of all, people can work right in their own communities.All census takers must be able to speak English but there is a need for bilingual speakers too.

All census employees must take a basic skills test and pass a background check.Those eligible need to be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and also pass the skills test and the background check.Interested persons should call the U.S. Census Bureau at 1-866-861-2010 to begin the application process.

The first census was performed in 1790 and counted 3.2 million people.More than 130 million addresses throughout the nation will receive a census form in March 2010, either by mail, in person, or from an official census worker.Upon receipt, households should immediately complete and return their forms and include everyone who lives in the home.

Available resources on-line include:

2010 Census Jobs: www.2010censusjobs.gov2010 Census website: www.2010census.gov

Updated 02-08-2010

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