2010 Census job fair set for Brazoria County

March 19, 2010 7:19:01 AM PDT
This weekend, there are several chances for people hoping to land a job as a census worker in Brazoria County.[FIND A JOB: See listings for jobs around the Houston area]

Tests will be held at the following location to qualify workers to help take the nation's population count:

  • Brazoria County Historical Museum, 100 E. Cedar St., Angleton, TX, 77511, 10 a.m
  • Brazoria First Assembly 601 S. Market St., Brazoria, TX, 77422, noon
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 110 E. South St., Alvin, TX, 77511, 2 p.m.
  • The exam tests math, logic and comprehension skills of potential census workers. No appointment is necessary to take the test, but proof of identification is important. Either bring a passport, or a combination of two other valid unexpired types of identification, one of which must have a photograph (acceptable photo IDs include a drivers license, a state, federal or local government ID card or a student ID card). In addition to a Social Security card, a birth certificate, or a U.S. Citizen ID card. Also, individuals are encouraged to call the census toll-free jobs line at 866-861-2010 to schedule their qualifying test in Brazoria County.

    To prepare for the test, applicants can take the practice test on the Census Web site: Practice Test.

    The U.S. Census Bureau is pushing to hire thousands of local workers to help complete the census. The census seeks workers to conduct the census in their own communities. The jobs are good for college students and stay-at-home parents.

    The work schedules are flexible and pay ranges from $8 to $24 an hour for job titles ranging from clerk to supervisor. The terms will run from four to 12 weeks or longer. The lack of adequate workers could mean an undercount that could cost the region valuable federal funding for needed social services, roads, schools and hospitals.

    If you can't come to the testing site on March 20, applicants are urged to call a toll free number, 1-866-861-2010, to schedule a time to take a qualifying aptitude test.

    For more information on hiring, visit the Census' job site at 2010.census.gov.


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