Workers needed for 2020 census

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - (2/12/2019) - The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for the 2020 Census. Positions are temporary with pay ranging from $13 to $28 per hour, depending on location.

According to a Census Bureau release, "By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years with the decennial census, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year."

Here are some of what the census numbers effect:

  • Medicaid.
  • School lunch programs.
  • Community development grants.
  • Road and school construction.
  • Medical services.
  • Business locations.

Anyone interested in a census job should visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. Job descriptions and frequently asked questions are available on the site.