Unemployment remains up over 12 percent across California. In some neighborhoods of Los Angeles, it is as high as 30 percent. One organization that is hiring is the U.S. Census Bureau.
Census officials are recruiting people for temporary jobs.
Fewer people have been returning their census forms this year than 10 years ago. So that means the Census Bureau will likely have to hire more people to knock on more doors for the count. And Carpenter says officials are also knocking on doors for the job recruitment to find more census workers in some neighborhoods.
(Audio: KPCC’s Shirley Jahad talked with Michael Carpenter who runs the census count in the central area of Los Angeles including Chinatown and Little Tokyo. He explains the process of getting a temporary job.)