Cen­sus Bureau work­ing to hire up to 500,000

The Kansas City Star - - News -

The U.S. Cen­sus Bureau said it has reached its goal of re­cruit­ing more than 2.6 mil­lion ap­pli­cants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of Amer­ica this week – but it has been a bumpy road get­ting there.

The abun­dance of jobs has com­pli­cated the ef­fort, and some ru­ral ar­eas – par­tic­u­larly in New Eng­land, Ap­palachia and some Rocky Moun­tain states – are fall­ing be­hind re­cruit­ment goals as the agency works to hire up to a half-mil­lion tem­po­rary work­ers be­fore May.

The bureau has yet to ac­count for how hir­ing could be af­fected by novel coro­n­avirus con­cerns.

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