Search for Census collectors has begun

The 2010 U.S. Census kicked off Tuesday in Ypsilanti and it comes with 1,000 jobs in the area for those who could use the work.

Toine Murphy, a partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, said the jobs are temporary but could serve as an economic infusion to the county, state and country.

Murphy said the bureau is already hiring so work can begin after questionnaires are mailed to U.S. residents in March. The work in the area, which will occur all around the country, begins when the bureau needs to follow up with households that have not mailed out their responses to the 10 questions in the mailer.

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