Thousands of Census jobs available in metro area

Between now and next spring, the U.S. Census Bureau will hire thousands of people in the Twin Cities metro area. 

The positions are good paying, temporary jobs that range from $11.50 to $20.00 per hour plus mileage for the field positions of Recruiting Assistants, Crew Leaders, Crew Leader Assistants and Census Takers. The pay for Census Clerks range from $7.50 to $12.75 per hour depending on location. There may be some opportunities for advancement.  

Positions are available in many communities throughout the metro area. The Minneapolis Census office is looking to hire people in all neighborhoods throughout the city who have diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to speak multiple languages. The U.S. Census Bureau encourages interested persons to apply for these jobs by calling the Toll Free Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010.

To be considered for these positions, applicants must pass a 30-minute test that focuses on critical reading, math, and clerical skills. Census leaders are encouraging people to sign up early to take the practice exam and to take it more than once.

Free test prep classes will be held every Saturday from 10 a.m. noon at the Redeemer Missionary Baptist located at 116 E. 32nd St. For more information, call 612-823-1081.

An additional one-time test prep class has also been scheduled on Jan. 13 from 1 3 p.m. at Eastside Neighborhood Services 1700 2nd St NE.

For those who cant attend a test prep class, practice tests are available on the U.S. Census website (pdf).

Published Dec. 18, 2009