PACIFIC COUNTY — The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary Census Takers in Pacific County in advance of its Nonresponse Followup Operation for the 2020 Census.

The pay rate is $16 per hour and applications can be made online at

A 2020 Census employment informational session is currently scheduled at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1 at the Raymond Timberland Library (507 Duryea Street, Raymond). There, attendees can speak to a recruiter about opportunities with the 2020 Census.

The primary purpose of the Nonresponse Followup Operation is to count people in person at housing units who have not self-responded to the decennial census questionnaire. Census Takers visit and enumerate those households. This operation requires more field workers than any other operation for the national population count which occurs every 10 years. Nonresponse Followup is an integral part of the 2020 Census program that ensures a complete and accurate count. The decennial count influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year.

For more information about 2020 Census jobs, call 1-855-JOB-2020.

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