U.S. Census Bureau recruiting part-time Upstate workers

U.S. Census Bureau recruiting sign sits outside of the SC Works center in Cherokee County. (FOX Carolina/ Sept. 17, 2019).

GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) ReVonda Smith is looking for a full-time job at the SC Works Center in Gaffney.

“I enjoy it, they come in, they greet you, very friendly," ReVonda Smith.

She's pulling up openings on the computer inside the resource center.

“You get more one-on-one help here as far as when you come in and do your job service," Smith said.

On Tuesday, a U.S. Census Bureau recruiter setup an information session at the center.

“They’re really helpful," Smith said.

By law, every 10 years, the U.S. Census takes place. It's a count of how many people live in the country. This helps determine the number of U.S. House of Representatives in each state and how federal funds are distributed to a community.

“The Census Bureau has really come and recruited at all four of our centers in Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union," Benjamin Abrams said.

So, recruiters with the bureau are looking to fill several part-time positions to help get questions on the census answered and returned by April 1.

“It really allows for folks who may need that flexibility to still have a job and be able to work," Abrams said.

He's a business services consultant with SC Works greater Upstate.

“People who need jobs- we want to connect them to the jobs they can have and give them gainful employment," Abrams said.

He says jobs with the bureau along with others are posted on the SC Works website to promote recruitment events like this one.

“We also provide the county-wide job fairs that they will come and have their table to recruit," Abrams said.

So, people may soon see Census Bureau workers in your neighborhood. Legit workers will have a census badge and Smith hopes to find work soon.

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