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Help Wanted: 3,000 census workers sought in Hawaii

By Staff | Feb 18, 2010

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s local census offices are actively seeking to hire more than 3,000 temporary workers to assist in the effort of counting the state’s population for the 2010 Census.

The jobs — ranging from census takers, enumerators, crew leaders and crew assistants — pay from $12.75 to $20 per hour for up to 40 hours per week, for as long as two months.

“We will hire 1,700 part-time census workers to canvass local communities in Honolulu and 1,400 workers to provide coverage to West Oahu and the North Shore, as well as the Neighbor Islands,” said Malissa Kaawa, Honolulu’s assistant manager for recruitment.

The recruitment effort is focused on finding workers who come from the communities they will serve.

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 by mid to late March.

To apply, call 1-866-861-2010 or visit www.2Ql0censusjobs.gov.