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U.S. Census needs 48,000 in Wisconsin for 2010 count (11:01 p.m. 1/2/10)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau wants to hire about 48,000 people across Wisconsin to help with the 2010 count.

The bureau’s regional director in Chicago, Stanley Moore, said that taking part in the once-a-decade headhunt allows residents to be part of history.

The population count determines the number of seats Wisconsin will have in the House of Representatives. According to the bureau, it also affects the apportionment of political districts as well as an accurate distribution of funding for things like schools, roads, neighborhood improvements and elderly care.

Most of the jobs are part-time and last two to six weeks. The bureau needs help through June.

The positions pay between $11.50 and $15 an hour and tests are taking place across the state this month.

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