November 17, 2009 | Detroit Free Press | Original Article

Census Bureau to hire 1 million temporary workers


Posted: 10:24 a.m. Nov. 17, 2009

WASHINGTON - As it gears up for the 2010 national headcount, the Census Bureau will be hiring as many as one million temporary workers across the country.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Howell Republican, put out a news release to that effect this morning, wanting to get the word out to people in Michigan, where the unemployment rate of 15.3% remains the nation's highest.

Primary recruiting of workers is expected to take place this fall and winter with the bulk of hiring occurring in the spring of 2010.

Rogers said available positions include census takers, crew leaders, census clerks who perform administrative duties and more. Hours for the temporary positions will vary and won't exceed 40 hours per week, but working evenings and weekends may be required. Employment with the Bureau usually lasts five to 10 weeks.

For more information and to apply for a position, call 1-866-861-2010. Additional information also can be found at