The U.S. census bureau is looking to hire approximately 1,000 census workers in all areas of Birmingham for the 2020 census.
“Jobs range from $15-20 an hour with .58/mile reimbursement, are temporary (two to four months), and range from 2 to 40 hours a week,” according to a press release from the City of Birmingham. “Applicants can set their own schedule to work in their communities of choice.”
The census helps determine funding for states and communities as well as determining the number of lines of congressional districts. The census has occurred every 10 years since 1790.
“A waiver issued by the President and the State of Alabama declares that all wages earned while working for the US Census in 2020 will NOT impact wage restriction qualifications for federal and state aid programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, disability, Social Security and more,” the press release said.
In 2019, President Donald Trump attempted to add a citizenship question to the census but was later struck down by the Supreme Court. Critics viewed adding the question as barrier from keeping people from participating.
U.S. citizens 18 and over may apply through the census website.