With the jobless rate at 11 percent in the state many areas are happy to see that the U.S. Census Bureau is bring jobs to town.
The Census bureau held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday in Rocky Mount, where officials announced that they are looking to hire a total of 1,700 people over the coming months.
The office in Rocky Mount will cover a total of 17 counties. Jobs will range from entry level to management and will pay between eight and fourteen dollars an hour.
Officials say the majority of temporary workers will begin work late spring.
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