In 2020, our nation will conduct the once-a-decade census. The goal: to count every person living in the U.S. once, only once and in the right place. This historic event will have a 10-year impact on communities across Colorado.
· Our numbers will determine what our representation looks like on a national, state and local level.
· The information collected will also help decide how 675 billion dollars will be distributed to states and communities every single year.
· And this data will be used for the next 10 years, which will help all types of organizations to better serve individuals more effectively.
When the time comes next year, everyone will be able to respond to the census questionnaire online, over the phone, by mail or in person. In the meantime - the Census Bureau is hiring.
Hundreds of thousands of employees are needed to ensure an accurate count and there are jobs aailable in every city across Colorado. Jobs will be temporary and pay will vary from city to city.
In March 2019, the Census Bureau opened an Area Census Office in Lakewood and in the fall three more offices are scheduled to open in Longmont, Colorado Springs and Aurora. Each of those offices will need 40-50 office staff. Additionally, from the fall of this year through the Spring of 2020, the Census Bureau will be looking to hire 6,000-7,500 field employees in Colorado.