Morning Money Matters: Census Jobs

January 5, 2009; News 12 This Morning

In these tough times, you mostly hear about businesses closing or companies laying people of, but we've found an agency that's actually hiring.

The jobs are temporary and you have to travel a little for a while, but News 12 has learned the U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire 600 people. Right now, the plan is to open office in Charleston, but there will also be one in Columbia. Other offices will also open across the state as the year goes on.

The Census Bureau is looking for people who know their communities, are U.S. Citizens, older than 18, have a valid social security number, and can pass an aptitude test. Most jobs require a valid driver's license and car.

If hired, pay is $11.00 an hour, which is almost twice as much as minimum wage. For more information, call 1-866-861-2010 or look under the Find It button on this website on the homepage.

You will literally help count people and get various stats, like who's married, how many cars you have, etc.

Oh, and you can be part of history. South Carolina is expected to be a state that adds a U.S. House member because of a population increase. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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