U.S. Census Bureau To Hire 1,700 Locally

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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  • by voter Location: nc on Dec 16, 2009 at 09:41 PM
    it's less comforting to know "acorn" is involved. i'm sure the "lifers" being let out of prison will be looking for meaningful employment.
  • by beverly Location: oakpark on Dec 16, 2009 at 09:31 PM
    Photography As a Career? How does one go from a hobby photographer to taking photos as a career check out http://bit.ly/6RIBbU they have a online program with financial aid and scholarships! If you like photography then you much check it.
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Dec 16, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    Isn't it comforting to know the Federal Government is hiring excon's and sending them out to our houses...
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