Census bureau to hire 1,000 in Shakopee area

The U.S. Census Bureau needs to hire about 1,000 temporary workers between now and next spring to help with the census count.

The positions will be in the Shakopee area and surrounding counties.

Officials say there will be openings for recruiters, crew leaders, field supervisor, census takers and census clerks. The amount of pay depends on the position and location. Workers will be reimbursed for work-related milage.

The U.S. Census is taken every 10 years, and the next one is coming up in 2010. Population figures are used to apportion House seats and distribute federal aid.

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