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Census jobs available

Monday, 11th April, 2011

JOBS ON OFFER: Local Census director Mark Harding with Census manager Jann Lawrence. JOBS ON OFFER: Local Census director Mark Harding with Census manager Jann Lawrence.

If you like a good stroll and wouldn't mind being paid for it, then this might be the job for you.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is looking for a record 45 Census Collectors in Broken Hill and district to help conduct its Census on August 9.

The collectors will join an army of 8,200 in NSW who will pound the pavement to deliver and collect more than four million Census forms to NSW's 3.1 million households.

The District Manager in the Far West is Jann Lawrence, a Broken Hill girl looking for other locals to help her get the best possible Census count.

With strong community roots including a long history with the Pastoralists' Association, the State Emergency Service and teaching at School of the Air, Jann is after commmunity-minded candidates.

"I'm looking for collectors with a real understanding of the local lay of the land, the issues that affect the region and the people that live here," she said,

"With 15 months of heavy rains in the region I need collectors that know what roads and properties have been affected."

Jann said that being a casual collector was a great way of making some extra cash.

"Collector jobs are flexible enough to suit part-time workers, parents of young children and people who are semi-retired," she said.

The collectors will be paid between $1,300 and $2,800 for the casual position and will be employed from July 1 to September 8.

Applications are open today until May 5. You may apply online at www.abs.gov.au/census or call 1800 420 182.

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