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Census Jobs Available in Hana, Waiehu and on Molokai

February 11, 2010, 7:02 AM HST
* Updated February 11, 10:36 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Hawaii local census offices are hoping to hire more than 3000 temporary workers to assist in the effort of counting the state’s population for the 2010 Census.  Officials say an estimated 300-400 people will be hired in Maui County.  Temporary jobs of up to two months include census takers, enumerators and crew with pay ranging from $12.75 to $20 per hour.

“We need to hire more than 1400 workers to provide coverage to the neighbor islands and the Waianae coast of Oahu, as well as 1700 part time census workers to canvass local communities in Honolulu,” said Kelly Kaawa, Waianae’s Assistant Manager for Recruitment.

The recruitment effort is focused on finding workers who come from the communities they will serve and whose language skills match local areas. Neighborhoods in particular which need census workers include: Hanalei, Kauai; Puna and Kau, Hawaii; Hana and Waiehu, Maui; the entire island of Molokai and the Waianae coast of Oahu.

Workers will be paid for training and receive weekly paychecks.  The new hires, whose jobs begin in May, will follow up with residents who do not complete and return the 2010 Census questionnaire.  The questionnaires are expected to reach Hawaii mailboxes in mid to late March.

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To apply, call 1-866-861-2010 or visit www.2010censusjobs.gov.

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(Placeholder image courtesy US 2010 Census)

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