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Census Bureau is hiring local workers

Posted: 8:44 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 23:17:29-05
Census 2020

If you're looking to earn some extra cash, the U.S. Census bureau is looking for you.

It's looking to recruit thousands of people across the country to help assist with the 2020 census count.

Census data is used to determine our state’s representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and so much more.

The Census Bureau is hoping to fill over 1,000 temporary positions in Nueces County.

Jobs available include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff.

The pay starts at just over $15 an hour and hours are flexible.

Candidates must complete an online job application. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid social security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

"Two hundred different federal programs rely on it,” said Mary Jane Garza of the Dallas Regional Census Center. “I'll just name a few. The highways we drive on, that's how they get funded. SNAP, Medicaid, free lunch, free breakfast, after-school programs, first-time home buyers, elderly retirement homes, all of those programs as well."

The application includes assessment questions about an applicant’s education, work, and other experience.

The representative with the Census Bureau we spoke with said the area, in the past, has been underrepresented, so they're looking to hire as many folks as they can.