US Census Bureau hiring for 2020

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

This week is the national recruitment week for the U.S. Census Bureau. Its looking to hire part time workers for next year. In Sedgwick County, they'll  make $15 an hour, on their own time. 

"Being able to work around my schedule and being able to help other people and even earn money while doing it is really important," says Katie Black, Wichita State University student. 

The temporary jobs will begin in early 2020 and end in July. 

"It's important and it's the way that us as a community we can get our voices heard, because if we're not counted and we're not held accountable, then our voices can't be heard," says Sumi Leonard, Wichita State University student. 

The 2020 US census team needs to recruit over 20,000 people just from Kansas.

"We have to recruit about 2.7 million people to apply for jobs with the census," says Jason Dean, U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist.

The opportunity to work for the U.S. Census Bureau only comes around once a decade, but these students hope they can help make a difference for years to come. 

The application process takes about 30 minutes at their website 2020census.gov/jobs.
 

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