Looking for work? Maybe something temporary?
We’re about a year away from 2010 and the attendant 10-year cycle of the U. S. Census. As we approach the magic year, the Census Bureau will be hiring 1.4 million people nationwide to help compile the numbers.
Before that, and starting this year, the bureau is hiring 140,000 people to do "address canvassing," collecting the address of every structure where people live, nationwide.
Locally the bureau is hiring canvassers at around $13.25 an hour, according to Stacy Gimbel, a public affairs specialist with the District of Columbia office of the bureau.