Gary B.: U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

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The U.S. Census Bureau says it continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. 2020 Census jobs allow you to earn extra income while helping your community. To be eligible for a job, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

Neither schedule nor cost is impacted by the partial government shutdown at this time, according to the bureau.

If you are interested in a temporary job with the Census Bureau, you can go online to the 2020 Census Jobs website (click here for the website). You can apply for a range of positions including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. You just complete a single application online. The Census Bureau says opportunities are available nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.

An example of a job would be a census taker position. The Census Bureau says the pay for that position in this area is $14 an hour — plus reimbursement for authorized expenses, such as work-related mileage. Census takers work in the field. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work when people are usually at home such as in the evening and on weekends.

The Bureau says applicants are placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions and are considered as positions become available. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

For more information, you can visit the 2020 Census Jobs page or the Census Bureau’s social media pages. The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting all of its residents.

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