Census seeking workers to canvas in Northern Nevada | NevadaAppeal.com

Census seeking workers to canvas in Northern Nevada

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for a few good men — and women.

Nationwide, the Census needs to hire about 500,000 census takers in order to properly count every resident in the country. A spokesman said the positions provide a perfect opportunity to earn some extra cash while helping count everyone living in your community.

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress as well as how federal funding for schools, roads, hospitals and more is divided up.

The results also determine each state’s share of entitlement funds in programs including Medicaid and SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.

Applicants should be available to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends.

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:

Be at least 18

Have a valid Social Security number

Be a U.S. citizen

Have a valid email address

Complete an application

Be registered with Selective Service if you are male and were born after Dec. 31, 1959

Pass a criminal background check

And agree to complete training.

The application can be found online at: https://recruitment.2020census.gov/ats/careersite/census.aspx?c=census&site=1&utm_campaign=20191022msc20s1ccallrs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdeliver