February 14, 2019

The United States Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. The positions are temporary with varying pay ranges. For Census takers in Multnomah County, the pay starts at $18.00 per hour.

By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year. Here’s some of what the census numbers affect:

• Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan)

• School lunch programs

• Community development grants

• Road and school construction

• Medical services

• Business locations

If you’re interested in a job, please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at 2020Census.gov/jobs.  If you’d like to learn more about Multnomah County’s efforts to get out the count, please contact the Office of Commissioner Lori Stegmann, 503-988-5213 or District4@multco.us

“For every person missed in the Census, Oregon loses $1,169 a year,’’ says Commissioner Lori Stegmann, whose office is coordinating efforts in Multnomah County. “This count determines the federal funds we’ll receive for the next ten years — money that helps our community members get housing, nutritious food and health care. We all benefit from a complete Census count.  This is a great opportunity to help our communities and earn money doing it. This is our chance to be counted and we need your help.”