U.S. Census Bureau hosting Countdown to Census event in Donnelly

Posted at 8:54 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 10:54:26-05

BOISE, Idaho — The 2020 Census is less than three months away. Counting everyone who lives in the United States is a huge undertaking—in fact, it is the largest peacetime mobilization in the country.

To prepare, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring census takers, office personnel, and more. The temporary positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks.

With several open positions, now is an exciting opportunity to check out what's available at the Bureau. It's also important to remember reaching people on digital platforms is critical to the count. The 2020 Census is the first to allow every household to respond online.

Getting an accurate count in the Boise area is important to the area’s future. Results of the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats Idaho will hold in the U.S. House of Representatives, and how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for 10 years for critical public services, like hospitals and healthcare clinics, schools and education programs, roads and bridges, and emergency response.

The following links provide resources to help in crafting posts about open positions.

Meanwhile, the Bureau is getting ready for the big event with a Countdown to Census kickoff on Wednesday, January 22. It starts at 3 p.m. at the Donnelly Library. The library will teach students about all 50 states. The Countdown event continues until Census Day on April 1, highlighting Idaho's place in the count.