Census Bureau prepares for hiring spree

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire 2,700 people in Nebraska for about an 8 week period to help complete the 2020 Census. (MGN Image)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire 2,700 people in Nebraska for about an 8-week period to help complete the 2020 Census.

Census officials say the jobs they are hiring for can be practically for anyone and no previous experience is necessary.

However, applicants must be 18 years of age, a U.S. Citizen, complete a background check and training.

The pay range for these filled positions range from $19.50 to $23.50 per hour.

These workers will participate in non-responsive follow ups; those folks who do not respond to the Census online, by phone, or by email by April 1st (Census Day).

"We have found that the data quality is so much better when households complete it on their own," said U.S. Census Bureau Denver Region Partnership Coordinator Blanca Ramirez-Salazar.

Census officials say about 675 billion dollars will be at stake nationwide over the next ten years.

The data determines how federal funds will be distributed to states, congressional power and the Electoral College.

"In Nebraska, we have at this point, about 25 complete count committees," Ramirez-Salazar said. "It is one of the largest peacetime mobilization efforts to get everyone counted and there is a lot at stake."

You can check out the information and apply for the job position by texting NEBRASKAJOBS to 313131.