Make Dollars and Cent-sus: The US Census Is Hiring Thousands Of Paid Temporary Workers

Ralph Chang

Can the U.S. Census Bureau count on you?

In advance of the 2020 U.S. Census, the bureau is hiring thousands of temporary staff for a variety of positions.

Jobs are available at 248 census field offices across the country and include Census Takers to Clerks to Office Supervisors. If you’re counting down the days until you can start work, here’s how to begin applying.

To get started, you’ll need:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

In addition, you must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. If you can’t hit the requirements, you’ll be counted out for the job. (That was the last count pun, I promise.)

Pay rates vary depending on your location and position, but you can find all that information online or call 1-855-JOB-2020.

If working for the census interests you, fill out the application online!