Census jobs provide short but welcome opportunity
WASHINGTON (AP) – As census workers gear up to count us, they are counting themselves lucky to be employed.
This once-a-decade temporary work force is giving a timely boost to the battered job market. Census workers accounted for nearly a third of the jobs added in March, when hiring occurred at the fastest pace in three years.
Over the next two months, another 600,000 to 700,000 census jobs will be added, putting $10 to $25 an hour into the pockets of some desperate job seekers.
Although these jobs will only last through mid-July, economists say they will provide a fortuitous stream of income to families and act as an employment bridge until summer, when more private employers are expected to ramp up hiring.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
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