U.S. Census is reaching out to graduating seniors to fill temporary positions

The U.S. Census has jobs for graduating seniors who want to help with the 2020 Census count.

Advertising competitive pay and flexible hours, the agency says it’s looking to fill a variety of temporary positions, including census-takers, recruiting assistants, office workers and supervisory staff.

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To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. You can learn more or fill out an online application at 2020census.gov/jobs.

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, a count of the total population is conducted by the Census Bureau every 10 years. In addition to determining the number of congressional seats and electoral votes for each state, more than $883 billion in federal funds are allocated based on this data.

By law, personal information collected during the Census is confidential and cannot be used against the respondents. Those protections are outlined under Title 13 of U.S. Code.