The Census Bureau has a goal of recruiting 1,928 people in Champaign County to fill its hiring pool for the $20.50-an-hour jobs, and as of Wednesday, it was just 43 percent of the way there, said Jeanine Beasley, media coordinator for the regional office in Chicago.

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The Census Bureau has a goal of recruiting 1,928 people in Champaign County to fill its hiring pool for the $20.50-an-hour jobs, and as of Wednesday, it was just 43 percent of the way there, said Jeanine Beasley, media coordinator for the regional office in Chicago.

 

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