Northwest NEWS

March 6, 2000

Local News

U.S. Census Bureau needs workers

   The booming job market on the Eastside has the U.S. Census Bureau almost desperate for 600 to 1,500 adults looking for independent, part-time, or full-time work for $13.75 an hour.

   Bilingual workers are also needed. Door-to-door work begins April 1. Instruction classes are currently being taught 2-3 times each week at all local libraries for the census, which starts this month.

   Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Kirkland, and Woodinville are all areas covered by the Bellevue office. The need is so great, people will be able to work in their own neighborhoods, said Deb Williams of the Bellevue census office.

   Over $100 billion in federal, state, and local program monies are distributed based on census data. The monies gained impact new schools and roads, elderly and disabled programs, worker retraining programs, and educational training.

   For more information, call (425) 489-2754.