The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking census takers in Anderson County for this year’s census.
Larry Carignan, a recruiter for the census in Anderson County, will be at the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton on two dates this month to answer questions and help anyone who might be interested in applying to work as a census taker, a press release said.
Carignan will be at the Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, and Thursday, February 13, to recruit potential workers for the federal census in Anderson County. He will be set up next to the Courtesy Booth on the Courthouse’s first floor near the elevators.
According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, anyone is welcome to apply if you meet the following qualifications: 1) You must be at least 18 years old. 2) You must have a valid Social Security number. 3) You must be a United States citizen. 4) You must have a valid e-mail address. If offered a census taker job, the applicant must pass a criminal background check and must be available to work a flexible schedule. Most local census jobs require that the employee have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and a computer with Internet access. Employees will be paid up to $22.50 per hour on a weekly basis, and they will be reimbursed for mileage incurred while conducting census work, the press release said.
To learn more, apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs, or call (855) JOB-2020. Data collected during the census helps determine a state’s representation in Congress, as well as how federal funds are spent in communities on things like roads, schools, and hospitals, the press release said.