WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census won't back down until they reach everyone in the country, including those that are hard to count for the 2020 Census.
As part of the organization's strategy, they want to even go as far as recruiting temporary part-time census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff nationwide this year.
The bureau is looking for assistance from all communities to get the word out about the census. According to the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Dr. Steven Dillingham, they have already received applications from 2 million people nationwide and are still in need of hundreds and thousands more.
To apply, candidates must complete a job application online. The application will include some assessment questions about education, work, and other experience.
You'll need the following information below when applying:
- Social Security number
- Home address (physical location and mailing address)
- Email address and phone number
- Date and place of birth
"We urge those interested to go online and to help with history and help make this historic event the best ever," said Dillingham.
At a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the bureau inveiled a 2020 Census Advertising and Outreach Campaign. Dillingham said the goal is to count every living person in America.
There will be hundreds of ads on television, digital platforms, print, and radio to showcase the importance of the census.
"We want you to pay attention and to help you understand that the 2020 Census is here," said Dillingham. "Everyone has a role and civic responsibility for making a successful and accurate count."
The team at the bureau has worked on the campaign and initiative for the past decade and hope their efforts lead to every person in the country responding.
A group of census administrators is scheduled to travel to Toksook Bay, Alaska to count the first person.
To learn more about the U.S. Census 2020, click here.