Census Bureau looking to hire

The U.S. Census Bureau is opening a Western Slope office this week in Grand Junction and is looking to hire hundreds of workers to help with next year’s census.

An open house Tuesday will feature remarks from Grand Junction Mayor Bruce Hill, Craig City Councilman Ray Beck, former Grand Junction City Councilman and Mesa County Commissioner Jim Spehar and Luis Polar with the La Union bilingual newspaper in Glenwood Springs. The open house begins at 11 a.m. at 573 W. Crete Circle, Building 1, Unit 105.

Eight hundred to 1,000 workers from 20 Western Slope counties will be needed.

Federal officials estimate that for every person not counted, communities lose $880 per year for the next 10 years in funding for various federal programs.


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