One year out from Census Day 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will host a news conference on April 1. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham will brief the public on the status of operations and what they can do to help ensure a complete and accurate count in their community. While the country will respond to the census in 2020, crucial milestones that prepare the Census Bureau to count everyone in the nation are happening now.

The Census Bureau is empowered to gather objective statistical information as the foundation to a system of elective government and as the means for informed decision making by local government, businesses, city planners, non-profit organizations and individual Americans. At this time, it is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. It does need people in Trigg County. The 2020 Census Jobs website (2020census.gov/jobs) allows applicants to apply for a range of positions including: recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers by completing a single application online. The jobs will offer great pay, flexible work hours and paid training. For example, census takers in Trigg County will make $14 per hour. Field employees will also be reimbursed for authorized work expenses, like mileage. For more information, contact 1-855-JOB-2020 and select option 3. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

An applicant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, have a valid social security numbers, and have a valid email address. Males born after December 31, 1959 will also need to have proof of registration with Selective Service. Anyone in Trigg County that would like to apply, but does not have access to a computer or smartphone, can go to the John L. Street Library, 244 Main St., in Cadiz, where public access computers are available.

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