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Hiring for the 2020 Census now Underway


Irving, Texas. June 24, 2019

The hiring of hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census — often described as the nation’s largest civilian mobilization — has kicked off.

The Census Bureau already has begun recruiting people to work on address canvassing, which will start in August. This is the process of verifying addresses on
the Census Bureau’s mailing list.

Those who are being considered for a position will receive a telephone interview. If selected, Census Bureau representatives will send next-step instructions via email.

Applicants will need to complete paperwork online and make an appointment to get fingerprinted for a background check. Once a job is offered, the start date will be delayed to allow time for the background clearance process.

Applicants not selected for address canvassing may be called for other positions opening later this year or in 2020. Their applications will remain on file.

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