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Recruiting Begins for 2010 Census Workers in Clark County
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The U.S. Census Bureau needs to hire hundreds of temporary workers to conduct the upcoming 2010 census.

On Tuesday, the census office opened in Las Vegas and as many as 500 employees will be hired locally to count Clark County residents.

Determining how many people live in Clark County will determine how much money Southern Nevada gets from the federal government.

"Census is about money and power. Congressional seats in Congress, districting in the states and also federal distribution of funds. About $300 billion a year are distributed to the states based on census counts," said Vicki McIntire, U.S. Census deputy regional director.

The people hired to do the census in Clark County will be paid $14.50 an hour. The job requires a person to go door-to-door and ask residents for basic information starting in April. If you are interested, call the Census Employment Hotline is 866-861-2010.

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