SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts an operation to count every resident in the United States. The next census day is April 1, 2020, and the Bureau is already looking for help in the greater Birmingham area.
“We want to get out the message that we want thousands of people to apply for great paying positions,” said Media Partnership Specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau Andrea Robinson. “We need thousands of applicants in the greater Birmingham area, and these positions offer flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks.”
According to Robinson, the Bureau hires 250,000 people across the country, and pay varies from $13.50 to $30.00 per hour, depending on where you live.
The purpose of the Census is to assist in determining each state’s representation in congress, as well as how public funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads and more.
According to the Census website, the population of Birmingham as of July 1, 2018 is 209,880 people. Sylacauga’s population as of that same date is 12,186.
“The stakes are high for Alabama in the 2020 U.S. Census, and our success depends greatly on helping each Alabamian understand the importance of completing and submitting their census forms in the spring of 2020. When we all do our civic duty, we ensure that the state gets our fair share of funding for dozens of critical programs and ensure we maintain fair representation in Congress,” said Gov. Kay Ivey.
If you are interested in working for the census you can visit their website here.
For more information visit the Alabama census website.