Nearly 500 Census workers needed in Craighead

JONESBORO, Ark. – The U.S. Census Mobile Workforce Unit is in Jonesboro on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, to sign up workers to serve as enumerators in Craighead County. As many as 500 workers are needed.

The Census Workforce Mobile Unit will be in the lot across from the Courthouse Annex Building, at 315 W. Jefferson St. where early voting is taking place, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The mobile unit will be parked in the empty lot across from this building.

The Census Workforce Mobile Unit will be at Arkansas State University 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. It will be parked on the pavers on the east side of the building closest to the Student Union.

Census takers and supervisory positions are available, starting at $17 per hour plus 57.5 cents per mile for those who have to travel.

Retirees, college students, those over 18 by March 1, and those looking for temporary employment or a second job are prime candidates. You can work flexible hours, including days, evenings and weekends.

The majority of the work will take place May through July; however, some positions will start immediately. Applications will be taken until March 6.

Interested individuals can go by the Mobile Unit this week or visit and complete an online application. The process takes about 30 minutes and includes assessment questions about education, work history and other experience.

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