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Tandy encourages all Louisville Residents to take advantage of Census jobs

Tuesday March 2, 2010

For Immediate Release
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Every ten years the United States takes a head count to just how many people live in cities, towns and states. But many do not realize it takes a great many people to make sure everyone is counted.

“This is a perfect opportunity for those who are interested in helping their community while at the same time seeking temporary employment or supplemental income,” says Councilman David Tandy (D-4). “The Census Bureau is looking for people who know the area and can help them with an accurate count that will ultimately help position Louisville for much needed Federal Funds and services.”

“While it is important to fill out the Census, most do not know there are good paying temporary jobs offered by the Census Bureau,” says Tandy. “Very soon, the next round of new hires for our area will be underway.”

The US Census Bureau in the Metro Louisville and Kentucky and Southern Indiana area will hire 78 positions in mid March. Then in April, a second wave of 1200 hundred positions will be hired. Both groups are looking at jobs paying $15 an hour and a minimum of 30 hours a week.

Among the job requirements:

· Conduct in-person interviews with community residents who did not return their census questionnaires.

· Minimum age 18 with a valid Social Security number

· Ability to pass an FBI background check

· Take a 30-minute, multiple-choice basic skills (reading, working with numbers, interpreting information) employment test that measures knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform a variety of available census jobs.

· Possess a valid driver’s license

· U.S. citizenship required except in areas where a bilingual ability is required.

· All temporary census employees must commit to training for which they will be compensated. Training schedule is flexible with weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

· Important: extra census income will not require change in status for food stamps, KY Temporary Assistance Program (KTAP), or Medicaid benefits.

Those who wish to apply for a position have a chance to take a practice test to see if they can qualify. To take the practice test for a Census job, go to For an application and to schedule a test for a job in your area call 1.866.861.2010.

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