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Beckley Jobs to be Available Ahead of 2018 Census Test


Jobs will soon be available in southern West Virginia involving a 2018 Census Test that will be performed in preparation for the 2020 Census.

The Register-Herald of Beckley reports that a nine-county area that includes Bluefield, Beckley and Oak Hill is one of three locations across the country that has been chosen for the 2018 test.

The test helps the U.S. Census Bureau determine how best to conduct the 2020 Census — whether through internet, telephone, traditional paper questionnaires or in-person visits.

Beginning in the spring, the Census Bureau will seek temporary, full- and part-time positions to support the test. An office will be established in Beckley to manage the test.