The Census may still be another year away, but there are jobs available now.
U.S. Census Bureau Media Specialist Keith Goralski said the bureau is already hiring people for address canvassing this year. The job asks people to confirm addresses of homes, looking for newly built homes and identify homes that may no longer exist. The goal is to get an accurate list of the addresses when the Census process rolls out in 2020.
Local officials are calling for all hands to be on deck when the Census begins in 2020.
State Rep. Paul Mark was joined by other local officials and representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau for a kickoff event calling for community assistance in trying to get the most accurate count of people living here.
Local organizations are gearing up for a push to get everyone to fill out the Census.
The 2020 Census is on its way and a countywide complete count committee has been formed to assist in the efforts. The group is separate from the U.S. Census Bureau - through the bureau is in contact with the group - to connect with those living in the county and get the paperwork filled out.
A community has 675 billion reasons to make sure every resident is counted on the Census.
The 2020 Census may still be a year and a half away but the bureau is already preparing for it. The effort is to count where every single person living in America puts their head down at night.