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“You can look on the streets now, there’s nobody. It’s like a ghost town. If they do that it’ll probably help this city,” he said of hiring local workers.
Those who are hired as a census worker will receive paid training, flexible hours, weekly paychecks and earn between $18.50 and $20.25 per hour.
Workers must be at least 18, have a valid Social Security number and pass a Census Bureau-performed background check and a case-by-case review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.
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“Don’t prejudge your eligibility for 2020 Census jobs,” said Rose Simmons, an Ohio Partnership Coordinator. “Just apply and let us take it from there.”
The U.S. Census Bureau also is accepting applications and has more information on its website.