I love work opportunities that last for a short time period, but give you opportunity to make some good money. Part time work for the 2010 Census is exactly that type of work. Since it is highly seasonal, it didn’t make my list of 50 part time jobs. Nevertheless, it does provide a great earning opportunity.
What are the Advantages of Being a Temporary, Part-time Worker for Census 2010?
The work does not have a long term commitment. In fact, it is only a temporary job. Therefore, you can do some extra work, for a short time, at good pay, and get back to your normal life schedule.
As an employee you will be reimbursed for all your work related expenses and you will have the chance to work in your own neighborhood.
What Does a Census Taker Do?
Census takers visit people within their neighborhood. Responsibilities include: locating households, explaining the reason for the census, doing short personal interviews, helping people finish the 2010 Census questionnaire, and recording responses on paper forms.
When Does the Census Taker Work?
Since you’re going to be finding people and helping them with the survey, your hours will be when people are typically not at work. Thus, much of the work will include evening and weekend hours. While this might not be appealing to some, it is a great second job opportunity for others who work during the day.
Work schedules for census takers typically include 20 to 40 hours of work per week. However, the total number of hours vary a lot and depend on the area you are able to work. When the work is completed, the job will also finish. This is only temporary work.
How Much Money Does a Census Taker Get Paid?
As a census taker, you will be paid an hourly rate. To determine your hourly rate you can visit this interactive map. Remember, all your work related expenses (determined by them, not you) will be reimbursed.
In addition, you will get paid for up to four days of paid training.
To give you a pay estimate, I located the rates for some place in Texas.
In Texas, the lowest hourly pay rate is $10.50 per hour.
In Texas, the highest hourly pay rate is $17.75 per hour.
When Will the Census Taker Work Start?
Most hiring will be in the spring of 2010. Work will start soon thereafter.
How To Apply For a Census 2010 Job
Check out application materials, print, and complete all the necessary forms.
Call the toll-free Jobs Line at 1-866-861-2010. TTY users should call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to schedule and appointment to take a necessary employment test. Alternatively, you can call your nearest Local Census Office (get the number from this interactive map).
Apply today by contacting your Local Census Office or by calling 1-866-861-2010
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