Census still seeking

Earlier efforts to let people know about this rare job opportunity with a known end have not sufficed. Now there’s to be a job fair this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to lure those not occupied gainfully or in entertaining their out-of-town visitors. The fair runs each day from 7 in the morning until 7 at night. Many of those 1,500-plus jobs paying $14.50 an hour are still awaiting takers.

Meet your neighbors. Receive mileage reimbursement. The qualifying test takes thirty minutes. Bring two forms of identification along (e.g., passport, a driver’s license from any state, a birth certificate, a Social Security card). The efforts involved will be at least 20 hours a week and up to 40. People set their own schedules after a week of paid training. If the assignment is to be a census-taker, the work will usually be in your own neighborhood, updating addresses and interviewing household members. These jobs will last approximately 5 to 10 weeks. No experience is necessary.

These Census jobs are open to residents of Travis County. Generally, the census test area stretches from the northern border of Travis County down to Slaughter, east of the MoPac Railroad. (There’s a map in this Adobe Reader file.)

The job fair is at the Palmer Events Center, with free parking for 1,200 cars all three days, and additional free parking on Saturday and Sunday at One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs).

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