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Census Bureau begins job recruitment efforts

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In preparation for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting workers for temporary jobs, which include recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, Census field supervisors and Census takers. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for these positions online.

A Census representative will also be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at three branches of the Granville County Library System to provide additional information or to answer any questions about the recruitment process. Locations include:

• The Stovall Library on Monday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• The South Branch Library in Creedmoor on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

• The Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford on Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions for positions they qualify for and will be contacted as work becomes available in their area.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census is undertaken to provide an accurate count of the number of people who live here, as well as demographic information for each household. The data collected impacts decisions made pertaining to education, housing, transportation, health, environmental protection and other issues. From national to local concerns the Census plays a significant role in tracking growth and planning for our future.

For more information about the jobs available, which offer flexible work hours as well as daytime, evening and weekend shifts, visit the 2020 Census Jobs page or call 1-855-JOB-2020. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit