2010 Census to Hire Thousands in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City — The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring thousands of Oklahoma residents as official census takers to work on the 2010 Census. 
The pay for census takers ranges from $10 to $14.25 per hour, depending upon the location. These are temporary, part-time jobs that can last up to 6 to 8 weeks and offer reimbursement for work-related expenses such as mileage incurred doing census work. Census jobs offer good pay, flexible hours and paid training while performing an important public service. Best of all, census takers work right in their own communities. 
In order to be eligible to be hired, job applicants must be:
  • At least 18 years old (by the date they begin employment)
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Take a basic skills test
  • Pass a background check

Interested persons should call the U.S. Census Bureau’s Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010 to apply. They should bring two forms of Identification: a valid Driver’s License/state issued photo ID card AND a Social Security card OR a valid U.S. Passport.  Application sessions are being conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at many locations throughout the State of Oklahoma on April 15, 16 and 17, 2010.

Door to door field operations will begin in early May, so the U.S. Census Bureau needs to hire and train thousands of Oklahoma residents as census takers in the next few weeks. Census jobs are a great way to earn some extra income. The hiring of thousands of local residents as census takers is a critical part of a successful 2010 Census.

The 2010 Census is an actual count of everyone living in the United States and it is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data is used to allocate congressional seats to the states and to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year.
Available resources on-line include:

2010 Census website in Spanish: www.2010census.gov/espanol

Updated 04-12-2010

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