Ex-convicts in District flock to apply for census jobs

Washington Post, by Carol Morello Original Article: http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=519620

Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/30/2010 8:19:58 AM

The word had spread, in churches and parole offices and halfway houses. The federal government is hiring for the 2010 Census, and tests for applicants were being given in a District neighborhood where unemployment is rampant. (Snip) Job fairs to find census workers have attracted hundreds of ex-convicts in recent weeks, so many that the organizer wants to find a bigger site, such as the D.C. Armory. Few with felony