Census Bureau to hire 4,000 people

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - The U.S. Census is conducting job fairs to start testing applicants to help with the 2010 Census.

Applicants should bring two forms of government-issued identification.

The job fairs will begin Monday in Broward County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3350 N. 28th Terr., Hollywood, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale.

In Palm Beach County, fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday at the Urban League, 1700 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach.

The Census Bureau expects to hire about 4,000 people in Palm Beach County. The jobs are temporary and will likely end in early summer. The hourly wage is $14 to $15.

Job candidates must pass an exam and a criminal background check. The exam has 28 multiple-choice questions that measure clerical, number, reading and organizational skills. The test may be taken in Spanish but the applicant must pass an English proficiency test.

Practice tests are available online at 2010censusjobs.gov. The test may be taken more than once.

The workers will visit residents who did not return their Census form, encourage them to fill it out and assist them if necessary.

If you are unable to attend a job fair and want to schedule an appointment to apply and test, call (866) 861-2010.