Thousands of temporary jobs designed to help with the 2010 U.S. Census are coming to southern Kentucky.
A total of two thousand jobs are available to people who have a G.E.D. or high school degree.
1200 of those will be at the senture plant in London and more than 700 will be at the Monticello plant in Wayne County.
Officials say they are excited to help out with the U.S. Census.
The C.E.O of Senture says the jobs will involve answering phones.
“We will be making and receiving phone calls from citizens across the nation as we help them with their census form,” Christopher Deaton says.
Officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
To kick off hiring for the U.S. Census, one employee won a brand new car. He was shocked to find out.
“It’s probably one of the better days I’ve had at work,” Toby Wine says.
Senture has already started hiring at their Monticello facility.
“We have applicants from over 12 counties in southeast and south central Kentucky,” Deaton says. “It's a tough economic time. And to be able to offer these jobs in this tough economy is just double rewarding for us and for the communities.”
Vicki Blair says the jobs at senture can help many different people.
“We have jobs for people who are looking for summer jobs, jobs for people to get a second job and we also have jobs for people who want to look toward this more as a career,” Blair says.
“We're trying to reach out to as many as people as we possibly can,” Wine says. “We have some good wages coming. Starting pay is $13.34 an hour. So that's pretty good pay for around this area.”
If you are hired, you start at the end of April and will work through the end of July.
If you would like to apply for one of these temporary jobs, here is where you can apply: