AFTON, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is hosting employment testing in Afton on Jan. 27, 2009, and Feb. 12, 2009, for the U.S. Census Bureau.

The bureau is seeking qualified candidates to fill local temporary and part-time jobs for work on the 2010 Census.

There are several opportunities available for individuals to work in their communities as census takers, supervisors, recruiters or clerks with starting pay at $10 per hour.

 Local census takers will locate households, explain the purpose of the census, conduct interviews and record responses on paper forms.

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau Web site,, the census is conducted every 10 years to help determine government representation and allocations of federal funds for use on roads, parks, schools and safety.

 Testing sessions are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Northeast Technology Center, 19901 S. Hwy 69, in Afton.

 Sessions are 90 minutes long with the last session starting at 3 p.m. 

Testing is the initial step for employment consideration.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and should bring their driver’s license, Social Security Card and C.D.I.B. card.  Testing is open to all area residents. 

For more information, please call Nettie Detherage or Peggy Rose with Cherokee Nation Career Services at (918) 256-8595.