The U.S. Census Bureau has begun recruiting workers to help conduct an interim survey next year of several communities in southeast Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley.
The survey is being taken to help the bureau refine information-gathering techniques for the 1990 Census, said Armando Randon, a bureau spokesman in Washington. Similar surveys were conducted this year in Florida and New Jersey and another is to be conducted in Mississippi.
Questionnaires will be mailed in March to residents in a number of communities. The area was selected because of its large representation of ethnic minorities and multiple-family dwellings.
Most of the 1,500 jobs for enumerators, clerical workers and a few supervisors will start in October and last from two weeks to one year. Pay starts at $6 an hour.
The communities are Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, East Los Angeles, Florence-Graham, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Los Nietos-West Whittier, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, South Gate, South San Gabriel and Willowbrook.