The U.S. Census Bureau needs workers for the 2010 census beginning in the spring of 2009. The Bureau has announced it will open offices in Lexington and Louisville, hiring up to a thousand full and part time workers for the temporary jobs in each location. Census Bureau Tony Jones says workers will be needed continuously.
“If someone were to apply and they didn’t initially get a job, not to fret, to hang in there, because basically with these operations, people come and go. We’re going to always need people to fill the jobs because once we begin the address canvassing operations in the spring, the 2010 census operations will keep going, and we’re always going to need people,”
In the spring of 2009, workers are needed to help build address lists. Canvassers will go door to door later, following up with residents who haven’t returned their census questionnaires by mail. The U.S. government uses census results to figure the number of congressional seats for each state as well as to determine how federal funding gets allocated.