West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Census Bureau Hiring Around the State; Waves of Hiring Begin Now and Stretch into 2009

12/9/2008 The U.S. Census Bureau’s Regional Census Center is the midst of an intense recruitment drive to hire office staff across the state of West Virginia.  The office in Charleston will be the hub of census activity in West Virginia for the upcoming 2010 Census. The Census Bureau is hiring staff all over the state. Everyone seeking a job with the US Census Bureau can call the Charleston office directly at 304-348-6730 to schedule a test.  For a list of job descriptions visit: www.census.gov.

“We need people who want to serve their community and who can hit the ground running,” said Regional Director Dwight Dean, director of the Census Bureau’s Regional Census Center. “These offices must be fully staffed and functional by January so we can immediately begin the next round of hiring.”
 
As soon as each office is up and running, the staff will be looking to hire hundreds of people to work in the field to verify addresses all over West Virginia.  The census will hire a staff of about 1,000 temporary employees to conduct activities such as recruiting and training, updating address lists, collecting data from area residents and working with local officials to ensure an accurate count. That means there are jobs available in every county in the state.
 
The positions available include, Crew Leaders, Recruiting Assistants, Crew Leader Assistants and Enumerators.  Pay for the various field positions range from $10.75 to $14 per hour.
 
 The 2010 Census is the largest peacetime operation conducted by the federal government and is the basis for the reapportionment of congressional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The census is also used to help distribute more than $300 billion in federal funding to tribal, state and local governments every year.
 
 
Editor’s note: News releases, reports and data tables are available on the Census Bureau’s home page. Go to and click on “Releases.” You may also contact the local office at 304-348-6710 for more information.   

Contact Information

Chris Mullins
304-348-6712
lcom.lco.2446@census2010.gov