New Census Jobs

Looking for a job? Well Census 2010 just might be the job for you.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 7:12pm

Looking for a job? Well Census 2010 just might be the job for you. Monday the group announced it's grand opening for EBR Parish. Headlines are calling it "Bloody Monday," because more than 50,000 jobs were cut, but once again, Louisiana manages to stay afloat.

1,200 new jobs are up for grabs in Baton Rouge . The US Census is setting up shop in the Capital City and needs hundreds of workers. Secretary of State Jay Dardene says, "It's critically important to know how many of us there are and where we live because so many decisions are based off these numbers."

The survey only happens every ten years, so the Census jobs are temporary. Dardene says this is just another positive indication of Louisiana 's healthy job market. "Additional jobs will be available in this community can certainly just add to the attractiveness of this area."

Over the next 18 months, the Baton Rouge office will cover more than 22 parishes with starting pay at $13. An added bonus is they will pay to train you and reimburse you for travel.

State Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret says Baton Rouge and Louisiana remain bright spots on the economic map. "We're obviously not immune from what's happening nationally. We're doing much better in the national economy and the southern economy right now."

If you are interested in applying for Census 2010 call 1-866-861-2010.