Jobs Now Available with the 2020 Census

Jobs Now Available with the 2020 Census Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--There are hundreds of decent paying jobs for area residents available right now with the 2020 Census. West Central Initiative's Jill Amundson is heading up efforts in the region to spread information on the 2020 Census and gather people who would like to assist with the 2020 Census.

"They are very flexible, well-paying jobs, " she said. "The starting wage is $14 an hour. And that covers training that is provided to you on clock time, as well as mileage reimbursement for any travel you endure."

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"They will take flexible shifts, flexible hours. If you want to work five hours a week, you put that on your application and pick which time you are able to work. If it's only Saturday's you are able to work, put down "only Saturday's.""

Amundson says they are looking for 382 applicants in Becker County alone. She says jobs are available right now for address checking to make sure addresses are accurate, that the number of dwellings is accurate on a property and other data pieces. Amundson says there are also the traditional Enumerator positions.

Amundson says Census data is important to collect for many reasons and it becomes easier every time for people to fill out the form. In 2020, you will be able to respond to the census online.

A Few Census Facts

The census counts happen every 10 years. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It affects federal funding as well as representation. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. The money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Your data is confidential. The law requires the Census Bureau to keep your information confidential and only use it for statistical research.

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