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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Census Bureau ramps up hiring efforts

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The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.

The positions pay $16 an hour and offer flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks. To apply for one of the temporary jobs, visit

Whether you’re looking to earn some extra cash, pay down your student debt, or offset holiday season spending, the Census Bureau’s part-time positions are a great way to do that, said Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham.

Anyone age 18 and older – including recent high school graduates, college students, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers and people who are bilingual – are encouraged to apply. People who already have jobs and want to earn extra income evenings and weekends are also encouraged to apply.

The selection process begins this month, with paid training occurring in March and April. After paid training, most positions work between May and early July.

The Census Bureau needs more applicants in all 50 states and makes every effort to hire locally so census takers are familiar with the neighborhoods they are assigned to work.

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