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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007

Opening of Local Census Office

Brings 3,000 New Jobs to Fayetteville Area

The opening of a Local Census Office this week in Fayetteville, N.C., marks the beginning of a recruiting effort to hire nearly 3,000 part-time workers for the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal.

The Local Census Office will serve as the home base for conducting the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal activities and population count in a nine-county area surrounding Fayetteville. The Local Census Office will hire hundreds of local residents in the next few months to update address lists. As dress rehearsal activities progress through the summer of 2008, the Census Bureau will hire hundreds of additional part-time workers to interview residents who do not mail back their census questionnaires.

Fayetteville - and the surrounding nine-counties of Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and Scotland - is one of two locations in the nation to host the dress rehearsal, which serves as an important dry run of the nationwide population count in 2010. San Joaquin County, Calif., was selected as the other dress rehearsal site.

For more information on the dress rehearsal and to apply for jobs, contact the
Local Census Office at 1-866-673-2008
3611 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311-7647.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: September 09, 2014