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The U.S. Census is Now Recruiting!

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The 2020 U.S. Census is coming in April, and we’ll all be hearing more about how to respond in coming weeks. (For now, you can find a great primer about why the Census is so important here.)  In the meantime, what you might not know is that because the Census is such a huge effort, it’s also a huge employer…and it represents a great opportunity for those seeking temporary employment.  The following information on Census jobs was provided to the Buzz by Patricia Ramos of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Do you ask yourself, “What can I do to make a difference?” One big thing any resident can do to make a huge difference for the next decade is applying for a temporary 2020 Census job.

The Census Bureau is currently recruiting thousands of part-time workers in the area for the upcoming 2020 Census survey. Applicants can earn extra income while helping their community ensure everyone is counted. The results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. Billions of dollars in federal funds are also distributed for community services like schools, hospitals, roads, and emergency services.

This spring, the Census Bureau will launch its largest field operation, known as Nonresponse Follow-up, where census takers will knock on doors to follow up with households who have not self-responded to the 2020 Census.

Census taker positions are high-paying jobs with flexible hours. It’s the perfect opportunity for students, retirees, full-time workers, and everyone looking to earn a few thousand dollars in extra income in a short amount of time. The pay rate is $25 an hour.

Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020. Those who are considered for a position will receive a telephone interview. Applicants offered a job will need to
complete paperwork online and get fingerprinted for a federal background check. Training is also paid.

Don’t miss out on your chance to make a difference and shape your community’s future.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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