First Posted: 1/27/2010
Thousands of workers are needed to successfully execute the 2010 Census in our area. The Scranton office of the U.S. Census Bureau will hold a job fair at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center at Lake Wallenpaupack on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. These jobs are part-time temporary positions offering good pay, flexible hours, paid training and the ability to work close to home. The pay ranges from $11.25 to $14.25 per hour. The final operation is about to begin and thousands of enumerators, crew leaders, supervisors and crew assistants will be needed. Applicants will be required to take and pass a test. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens 18 or older and pass a background check. More information, including a practice test, is available at or by calling the toll-free jobs number at 1.866.861.2010. The testing schedule in our area is also available by calling that toll-free number. The U.S. Constitution requires a population and housing count every 10 years. This effort employs a work force nationally of 1.4 million temporary employees and uses some of the most sophisticated technical and operational tools available to count every man, woman and child once and in the right place. Census results determine the distribution of more than $400 billion in federal funds and are the basis of Congressional representation. Census Day is April 1, 2010.