Census Bureau to hire 75,000 workers

Published 10:45 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau will hire about 75,000 workers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas this year as it prepares for the 2010 Census.

The agency is opening a jobs line and an office in Jackson Wednesday for recruiting hundreds of temporary workers in the state. The office will recruit workers for office staff and to update address lists, conduct interviews with area residents and other tasks.

Pay will range between $8 and $19.25 an hour, based on location, position and training.

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The office will be in charge of operations for 28 Mississippi counties.