Workers needed for 2020 census

Mar 27, 2019
Originally published on March 27, 2019 2:25 pm

If you’re looking for a job, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring lots of local workers. The census collects information about all the people who live in the country. The government uses that information to determine an area’s number of federal representatives, as well as how much each municipality receives in government aid.

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello says census data affects our community every day.

“The census only happens every 10 years but has a dramatic impact on the resources made available to our community in a number of ways,” said Bello. “Billions of dollars of funding will be distributed based on the information collected next year.”

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says getting the count right is important for Rochester.

“If our population is undercounted, the city of Rochester will lose valuable resources and political capital to help our residents thrive and reach their full potential,” Warren said.

Part-time and full-time positions are available. Some last as long as a year-and-a-half. Field positions, like census takers, start at $17 per hour. You can learn more and apply online at census.gov/jobs.

The city of Rochester is also providing computer access to anyone interested in applying for census jobs. Access will be available at the city’s Office of Community Wealth Building at 30 Fitzhugh St. during Workforce Wednesday office hours starting April 4.