NEVADA (KTNV) — The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire thousands of temporary workers in Nevada for the 2020 Census.
The census must fill up to 6,800 jobs in the next 60 days at its Las Vegas office that will serve the entire state of Nevada.
These jobs, which include census takers and office personnel, pay $16 to $18 an hour, according to an account representative.
The Census Bureau continues its recruitment efforts to hire up to 500,000 people nationwide.
Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will travel to Alaska to personally count the first person in the census on Jan. 21 and then start in the rest of the country in late March.
Successful applicants are expected to play a critical role in ensuring everyone in Nevada is accurately counted in 2020.
Responses to the 2020 Census are used by state, local, and federal officials to determine billions of dollars of funding every year for the next ten years for critical public services such as hospitals, schools, emergency response services, and road maintenance and construction.
A list of 2020 job opportunities is available here .