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Boston Temporary Jobs with US Census

Posted on January 15, 2009

While it’s harder than usual to find a job among the current economy, one governmental institution is making it easier to find Boston temporary jobs.

The US Census Bureau is searching for more than 3,000 candidates to fill temporary jobs throughout the area. In preparation for the 2010 Census, the Bureau has opened three offices in the Boston area, one in Boston, one in New Bedford and one in Worcester. Available positions include address listers, office clerks, recruiting assistants, crew leaders and field operation supervisors, according to an article by The Boston Globe.

Those employees hired during the beginning of the Census process will be responsible for developing an address list that will be used to deliver Census questionnaires in 2010. The next round of employees will be hired to go door to door and collect information from residents who haven’t returned their questionnaires by mail.

The Bureau plans to open eight offices throughout Massachusetts this year and 500 offices nationwide. Anyone wanting more information can call (866) 861-2010 or go to www.2010censusjobs.gov.

The temporary jobs may help add fuel to Boston’s growing economy. While most cities and states throughout the country are losing employees, Boston has been adding them. During November 2008, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy area had a total non-farm employment of 2,522,800 workers, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 2,519,700 workers during October 2008 and a .3 percent increase from last year.

During November, the Boston area had an unemployment rate of 5 percent, up from 4.6 percent during October, but lower than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.