Next year is going to be a big year in national and presidential politics. But 2020 is an enormous year that will shape the future of the country long after the winner of next year’s Electoral College leaves the White House. We’re referring, of course, to the U.S. Census.
As you likely already know, the U.S. Census count determines the number of seats Nebraska has in the U.S. House of Representatives. But it also plays a daily role in Nebraskans’ lives — namely, it determines how much federal funding is available to our state. Everything from highways to hospitals to health care to schools is configured by census data.
A report by the George Washington Institute of Public Policy found that costs Nebraska $1,342 for each under-counted person each year until the next census is taken. So it’s vital that Nebraska gets an accurate, complete count in 2020.
To have a complete and accurate count, the census needs to reach people in the communities in which they live. That’s why Civic Nebraska is helping to get the word out about job opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau in 2020.
The bureau is hiring in all Nebraska counties for field operations. Address canvassers, field supervisors, and census taker positions are all available.
The positions are part-time and temporary, and include flexible hours, with a pay range of $13.50 to $19.50 an hour (depending on the county). Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old. If you’re 17, you can apply if you’re turning 18 in 2019.
Click here to apply, or call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information.
Let’s stand up and be counted, Nebraska!