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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Employment Test for Michigan U.S. Census Bureau Jobs

If you're looking for a temporary job in Michigan, you might have luck with the U.S. Census Bureau, but not without first passing an employment test.

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary employees to help gather information for the upcoming 2010 Census. The Bureau is currently conducting pre-employment tests for the positions, which are slated to begin in March, according to an article by The Saginaw News.

Upcoming tests will take place: at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. January 23 at Davenport University, 5300 Bay, Grand Rapids; January 26 at Michigan Works, 3875 Bay; January 28, at Frankenmuth District Library, 359 S. Franklin and at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. January 24 during the job fair at the Buena Vista Community Center, 1940 S. Outer.

Practice tests, job descriptions and applications can be found at the 2010 Census Jobs Web site. The U.S. Constitution requires that a national Census be conducted every 10 years.

The Bureau, which is a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, will use the information from the 2010 Census to determine many important things. Among them, localities representation in government and how to distribute $300 billion per year in government funding for projects involving community services, roads, parks, housing, schools and public safety.

The temporary jobs will pay between $10.50 and $17 per hour. Available positions include: office clerk, recruiting assistant, administrative assistant, office operations supervisor, enumerator, crew leader, crew leader assistant and field operations supervisor.

Census Bureau jobs are ideal for retirees, college students, those who want to work part-time, those who are between jobs and anyone who wants to earn extra money.

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