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theanimal
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FYI for those forum members US based. The US Census is hiring right now for positions from March to July. It actually sounds like a pretty good deal. Pay depends on your state but is competitive. For example, in AK starting pay is between $28-31/hr. There is no commitment and you set your own hours so could be a perfect opportunity for someone looking for something to do or extra work.

Anyways, just thought I'd share.

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Hah! I applied last week just for the hell of it. They have an online test for applicants. Halfway through the test it asked if I wanted to be considered for a supervisory positions.

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I applied, but I'm not sure I really want to go door to door. Maybe they have other jobs too.

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I threw my hat in as well, also for the supervisory position. I'm not sure about the door to door but based off some of their questions it almost seems like they put you near where you live. If that's the case, it could be a decent way to get to know your neighbors and the local area a bit better.

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I'm working for the Census currently, if you guys have any questions I might be able to help.

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theanimal wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:06 pm
I threw my hat in as well, also for the supervisory position. I'm not sure about the door to door but based off some of their questions it almost seems like they put you near where you live. If that's the case, it could be a decent way to get to know your neighbors and the local area a bit better.
You do get hired to work where you live; it can be done a few different ways, I think the most common is by census tracts.

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Which positions make the most money?

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We just repurpose school teachers for census work.

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sky wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Which positions make the most money?
It depends what they're short on in your area. In general, though, field & office supervisors and recruiting assistants make the most. Enumerators and clerks the least. You just fill out the online application and it puts in in a general pool along with everyone else. Like Ego mentioned, if you want to be a supervisor you just answer those questions.

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In the midst of all the chaos, Mrs. Ego and I both got hired today for the Census. In truth, Mrs. Ego got hired first after a phone interview. The interviewer liked her so much that at the end when she mentioned that I had also applied, he promised to find my application and call me. The phone rang 5 minutes later.

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I got the call a couple days ago. Setup fingerprint appointment for Wednesday. Should be interesting.

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Census employees may be eligible for unemployment payments and the federal COVID payment of $600 because the work was suspended due to COVID.

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