Looking for a job? The U.S. Census Bureau is actively recruiting temporary workers to assist with the 2020 census count.
Eligible candidates must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, have a valid Social Security number and an email address. Most census employees will need access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license because they will be required to travel to specific areas to conduct an accurate count, in addition to access to an internet-connected computer.
Hired census takers can expect to earn $14.50 per hour, paid training, and receive reimbursement for authorized work expenses including mileage. Most census takers will work in their own communities for 20-40 hours per week, over approximately a six-week period.
To apply or learn more about census jobs, visit 2020census.gov/jobs and click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Potential applicants may also call (855) 562-2020.
This year marks the first time in the nation’s history when census data will primarily be collected online. Households across Moore County will receive a postcard-style invitation to respond to the census online, by telephone or mail in mid-March.
Results of the 2020 Census will be used to determine how many seats each state holds in Congress, and how more than $675 billion in federal funds will be distributed for various program services and infrastructure needs.
In preparation for the March mailing, community meetings have been scheduled in the next few weeks for the public to learn more about the census, including job opportunities:
* Wed, Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m., Moore County Ag Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave. in Carthage;
* Thu, Feb. 6, 12-7 p.m., Northern Moore Family Resource Center, 116 Horner St. in Robbins
* Fri, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Moore County Veterans Service Office, at Moore County Ag Building, 707 Pinehurst Ave. in Carthage
* Tue, Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m., Pinebluff Town Hall, 325 E. Baltimore Ave. in Pinebluff; and
* Thu, Feb. 13, 6-7 p.m., Crains Creek Fire Dept., 4525 Lobelia Rd. in Vass.
* Sun, Mar. 1, 1 p.m., San Juan Diego Church of Sacred Heart, 6963 N.C. 705 in Robbins
The Moore County Veterans Office will host a free event from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 7, at the Moore County Agricultural Building, 707 Pinehurst Ave.
Representatives from the Regional Census Office in Fayetteville will present an overview and outline ways local organizations can assist veterans with answering the census. There will be a question and answer panel and time allotted for audience questions. Businesses, health care organizations, community service organizations, veterans’ groups, church groups and others who work with veterans are invited to attend. Crumpler Funeral Home in Aberdeen is sponsoring the summit by providing beverages and light refreshments for attendees. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling the Veterans Service Office at 910- 947-3257 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.