BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - If you are out of work or know someone who needs a job, there'ssome new hope.
A little bit of a bright spot for western New York is wordcoming down from Senator Chuck Schumer.
The U.S. Census needs more than 10,000 workers in western NewYork to help out. Senator Schumer is urging the Census Bureau toset up their booths in unemployment offices. These would betemporary jobs for the 2010 Census. Much of this will be field workduring nights and weekends starting in April. But testing is nowgoing on to fill these jobs which can pay pretty well.
"They pay pretty well. They're $9 to $20 an hour, and they goanywhere from ten weeks to six to eight months, and hopefully bythe time the people finish those jobs and the census is counted,maybe the economy will be a little better and the private sectorwill be able to hire people," said Senator Schumer.
You need to take a basic skills test in reading, math, and mapreading. You receive a score, and you are picked based on yourscore. You can take the test over again, if necessary.
You can call the U.S. Census Bureau toll free at: 1-866-861-2010and you can also link up with the U.S. Census Bureau here.
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