Are you looking for an opportunity to learn skills, work with team colleagues, meet and greet the public, and contribute your best effort to making America’s head-count every ten years a great success? On Wednesday, January 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Computer Laboratory, the Trenton Free Public Library is hosting a workshop presentation by Census Representatives who will explain the Census, the job opportunities and assist with filing an actual application online.

The US Census Bureau is now hiring tens of thousands of census workers at all levels in New Jersey and across for temporary positions, both full-time and part-time. As in prior years, Trenton has been made an Area Office (located on East Front Street), which staffs, manages and conducts the 2020 Census in much of the State. The 2020 Census is your chance to play a part in local history! Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra money while helping your community get counted properly.

A Census Taker with the standard super-smart hand tablet

Some Census positions may last several months while most positions will last several weeks. They all feature:
Competitive wages
Weekly paychecks
Flexible hours
Paid training

With just one job application, you may be considered for one, some, or all of the 2020 Census positions described below. Which positions you are considered for depends on your answers to the application assessment questions and the availability of work in the areas covered by the Trenton Office. Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.

You must always carry your official ID badge

There are many functional job types, but the most common are Census Takers, Census Field Supervisors, Recruiting Assistants, Clerks, and Office Operations Supervisors. Basic requirements to be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must a) be at least 18 years old, b) have a valid Social Security number, c) be a U.S. citizen (some exceptions), and d) have a valid email address. There are others, but you can learn about them at the workshop.

Note that, if you are currently employed, your job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty.