Census Bureau recruiting local workers

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BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - 2020 brings the first U.S. Census in ten years, and because of this, nearly 500 workers are needed to help with the count in the Washington County area.

Representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau stopped by Belpre High School on Wednesday, to attempt to recruit high school seniors to make some money working for the Census Bureau.

Wages for Census work in Washington County will begin at $18 per hour, and workers will essentially be working from home.

Duties will mainly consist of going door to door in the employees' neighborhoods, and helping to count people for the Census.

Workers will be given full training, and they will never be put in harm's way when out in the field.

Representatives say that working for the Census is a great booster for resumes, and workers will be of great service to their country.

"If you come on board, and you're doing this, you have a sense of civic duty," said Steve Anderson, recruiting assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau. "You're working for the United States Government. . The Department of Homeland Security does a thorough background check, including fingerprinting. We will train them in the community they live, and they will work in the community that they live in."

Anyone that is 18 or older is eligible to apply to work for the U.S. Census, and training will start in late May.