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Slow response for local census jobs

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With unemployment rates in the Cape Fear region hovering above ten per cent you would think there would be a run on the 2,000 or so census jobs coming our way. Many of these jobs will run through next December with positions paying more than $11 an hour.

Oddly enough, people at the Wilmington Employment Security Commission say the response has from job seekers has so far been underwhelming.

ESC Director Walker Biggs told us "I thought there would be a lot more response to it. in some cases you need to look and see that some people are saying yeah, its not what I want to do and I think some people don't understand exactly what the census does."

The employment security commission is a census bureau testing site. To find out more about the jobs you can call the census bureau at 910-442-4600.

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