The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging people to apply for temporary jobs with the bureau to help make sure data collected during the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible.
The bureau is in the process of hiring hundreds of thousands of workers to assist with the 2020 Census. Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires that a census be conducted. Originally, the main purpose for conducting a census was to establish representation in Congress. Today, in addition to its many other benefits, the census is an important tool for determining how state and federal funding is allocated to local governments.
The 2020 Census will determine how more than $800 billion in federal government resources will be distributed each year for the next decade to states and localities.
The Census Bureau is looking to fill a variety of positions. Pay ranges for those positions vary. A Census Taker in the Yakima area, for example, will make $16.00 an hour.
Bilingual applicants proficient in English and Spanish are needed and are encouraged to apply.
Anyone interested in learning more about positions being offered by the Census Bureau and how they can apply for a job is encouraged to visit the bureau’s website at https://2020census.gov/jobs