Can you count?  No worries, that's not a requirement!  According to a news release from the City of Yakima, The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging people to apply for temporary jobs with the bureau to help make sure data collected during the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible.

Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires that a census be conducted every ten years with the purpose of establishing representation in Congress.  Today, the every 10 years census is an important tool used to  determine how state and federal funding is allocated to local governments. The 2020 edition will help divvy up more than $800 billion in federal resources per year for the next ten years..

The big job will require a big workforce and the census bureau is in the process of hiring hundreds of thousands of workers   Pay ranges for those positions vary. A Census Taker in the Yakima area, for example, will make $16.00 an hour.

Bilingual applicants proficient in English and Spanish are needed and are encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested in learning more about positions being offered by the Census Bureau and how they can apply for a job is encouraged to visit the bureau’s website at

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