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Census Hiring Blitz at Headquarters Library Feb. 28

Feb 25, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau still  needs  hundreds of workers in Cumberland County for temporary jobs in advance of the 2020 Census. To aggressively recruit more workers, the pay rate has increased to $17 an hour. Census takers also receive reimbursement for work-related mileage and expenses.

You can apply for a job during a Census Employment Blitz on Feb. 28 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Headquarters Library Branch, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville. The N.C. Works Mobile Unit will be parked in front of the library with 10 computers so folks can apply for jobs and receive information about how to be counted for the Census.

In addition, Headquarters Library will provide laptops in its training lab during the blitz so people can apply inside as well.

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and pass a background check.

Census Day is April 1, 2020. The Census is used to determine how much federal funding goes to communities and states. The count also determines how many representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives each state gets.

There are 3,667 employment opportunities for residents in Cumberland County and 795 are still unfilled.   

Applications are accepted online at the 2020 Census Jobs website for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.

Available jobs:

  • Recruiting assistants
  • Office operations supervisors
  • Clerks
  • Census field supervisors
  • Census takers

Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for positions they qualify for and will be contacted as work becomes available in their area.

For more information on the 2020 U.S. Census, visit or call 1-855-562-2020.