Census Bureau recruits thousands

TUPELO – About 2,000 temporary jobs will open in Northeast Mississippi this spring as the U.S. Census Bureau recruits for its once-a-decade population count.
Needed are managers, office clerks and field workers in positions lasting six to eight weeks and pay ranging from $8 to $24 per hour.
Some jobs already have been filled, but peak hiring will occur in February, said Kat Smith, the U.S. Census Bureau’s media specialist for Mississippi.
Statewide, the bureau will hire some 10,000 people out of its five offices, located in Biloxi, Meridian, Jackson, Southaven and Tupelo.
Tupelo’s office covers 19 counties. A representative at that office referred comments to local spokesman James Hull, who wasn’t immediately available.
Applicants must complete a background check and take a test before being called into the local office for an interview, Smith said. A sample test is available at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Web site.
For more information, call (662) 205-3140.

Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal