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Local census office looking to hire

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KENNEWICK, Wash. The US Census Bureau is getting ready for the 2010 census and the local office in Kennewick is looking to hire field recruiters throughout Eastern Washington. The office will serve 9 counties in the region which is about 12% of the state population.

The first step is to hire over 1,700 field recruiters. Local Census Office Manager, Jim Hawley says in order to be a recruiter you must pass a written test and a background check. The job can last anywhere from six weeks to the end of year. He says they are short term jobs but pay well. If you are interested in being a field recruiter contact the local census office at 1-866-861-2010.

The questionnaires will be mailed out the second or third week in March.