With the upcoming April census date approaching, the U.S. Census Bureau has hundreds of thousands of temporary jobs open. Ohioans are able to apply and work to conduct the population count of each county in the state while also making a paycheck.
Throughout the Miami Valley, the census taking jobs pay between $16 to $20 depending on which county you apply to work in. Montgomery County jobs range between $16.50 to $18.50 an hour and in Warren County the pay is $20.50 an hour.
The U.S. Census Bureau is accepting applications online at 2020Census.gov/jobs. The qualifications are listed on the website.
The federal government has conducted a census every 10 years since 1790 that is used to help determine funding and the number of Congressional representatives states receive.
The census for the Dayton area is critical for different government-funded programs, including the SNAP program, Medicaid, highway construction funding, local education, the national school lunch program, state children's health insurance program and more, according to Philanthropy Ohio.
In the Dayton area, cities like Trotwood, Riverside and other local communities have what is known as "a low response score."
According to the Census Bureau, the government distributes more than $675 billion to states and their communities based on information collected from the census.
“As we enter the next decade, it is critical that all Ohioans are accounted for in the 2020 Census,” U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said. “Our government relies on the Census to evaluate needs and allocate resources. I encourage Ohioans to apply for this unique opportunity to ensure their communities are accounted for and receive the assistance they need.”
The census will be conducted in April, those that apply for a census taking job will receive offers between January and April.
Census jobs range in several weeks and on their site are listed with flexible hours of work and also range in job descriptions such as census takers, field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks, and office operations supervisors.
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