Helping Patrons Apply for Census Jobs



The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting over 500,000 people to fill temporary positions in every county across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Libraries are fantastic and trusted resources for job seekers, especially in rural communities. The American Library Association’s How Can My Library Increase Awareness of 2020 Census Hiring? flyer says, “Helping the Census Bureau reach out to identify and hire qualified, culturally competent workers in every community — people who know the community’s neighborhoods and speak relevant languages — will also contribute to achieving an inclusive, accurate and complete count.”

According to the interactive 2020 Census recruitment map, every county in Wyoming is still in need of census enumerators. Teton County and Weston County have the fewest census enumerators hired, but 14 out of 23 counties only have between 40-60% of the desired census workforce for their locality. Most 2020 Census positions start soon and will last several weeks, offering competitive wages, weekly paychecks, flexible hours, and paid training. You can find job descriptions and qualifications here.

Your library can help promote this important job opportunity to your community members by sharing recruitment information on your website and social media, or through flyers, and handouts. Patrons can also:

  • Text Wyomingjobs (nospaces) to 313131 to receive a recruiting advertisement and link to more information from the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Visit 2020census.gov/en/jobs for more information and to apply online, as well as to check your application status, and update or download your application
  • Check current competitive wages for your county using the Pay Rate Calculator

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