More Census Jobs Available

Thousands of Census 2010 jobs are up for grabs in Eastern Carolina. Census offices have started a second round of hiring, according to the governor.

The Census Office in Greenville is looking to employ nearly 4,000 people for jobs until September. Rocky Mount's Census Office says it will hire about 2,500 people.

To qualify for temporary Census employment, you must be:
• able to read, write, and speak English;
• a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident, or non-citizen with an appropriate work visa, and you must possess a bilingual skill for which there are no available qualified U.S. citizens;
• at least 18 years old;
• have a valid social security number;
• pass a written test of basic skills (view practice test here);
• have a valid driver's license;
• pass a background check; and
• commit to four days of training. You will be paid for training days.

Information can be found at JobsNOW.nc.gov


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  • by Anonymous Location: Chocowinity on Mar 14, 2010 at 04:18 PM
    Why is everyone blaming President Obama for the census worker? The census has been going on for years, every ten years. People are hired and then the census is over and they are let go. It is a seasonal job!!
  • by neda Location: mt laurel, nj on Mar 14, 2010 at 01:44 PM
    i took a test in the census bureau last month here in new jersey, nobody is calling me until now. regarding unemployed people who are looking for a job, i applied in one of the tea company here in jersey as a machine operator. in the application form that i filled out there is a page that they they will verify the credit report. i know i have a bad credit report, but my concern is that, i am looking for a job so i can pai my credit and don't need to wait for unemployment check to be gone. why some company are giving hard time the people to get a job, especially those who are unemployed, high school graduate and people who are bad credit. What kind of company are those who laif-off people especially if you have a bad credit and if you didn't submit the paper they need on time.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Mar 12, 2010 at 06:36 PM
    What kind of Dem spin is this again? The temps get a job for a year. They work themselves out of work when the census are complete. Guess what they qualify for unemployment again. what a great scam!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 12, 2010 at 03:52 PM
    Will the hiring of these temps improve obamas promise to add jobs? Remember they will not last long and will be unemployed again. Or is this jobs "saved"?
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Mar 12, 2010 at 07:13 AM
    The reason they are now hiring more is that the government, in a attempt to inflate their employment numbers, is turing most of these census jobs from full time temporary to part time temporary. That way for a couple of months they can say "look at how many people got hired". Then of course the shoe drops when all of these people are back on unemployment.
  • by @ Robert Location: Greenville on Mar 12, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    Not sure if those are %'s or raw scores. The test has 28 questions, I got 26 right. Also had a 10 pt veteran's preference added to my score, and have yet to here anything. March is what I was told when I took the test, so like everyone, it is wait and see II guess.
  • by Robert Location: Murfreesboro on Mar 12, 2010 at 05:16 AM
    I applied for one of these jobs in January and have yet to hear any response even though I received a 95 on the required test. I recommended four other people who also applied and took the required test (passing 82 to 90) and they still have not had any response about being hired for a position. I hope the Census process goes better than their testing and hiring process.
  • by Vance on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:42 AM
    They should have a set pay scale on this job.Where I live it pays $11 an hour.Move a couple of counties away it pays $13 an hour.Go somewhere else and it pays up to $20 an hour.Does this sound like an equal oppertunity employer to anybody.In my opinion it is past wrong.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:29 AM
    Need to pay attention to NO TRESPASSING signs. They are there for a reason.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 12, 2010 at 03:55 AM
    These jobs are good and pay well,but I would recommend great caution when entering on peoples property uninvited, a lot of them will have negative attitudes toward Gov't and some will have unleashed dogs.
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