Census 2020 taking applications

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications online for temporary jobs related to the 2020 census in Alabama. The jobs include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisors, according to the Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs, which announced the openings on Monday.

Participation in the census count, which is required every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution, affects many aspects of Alabama, including congressional representation and the amount of federal funding allocated to the state for many critical programs.

The application process for census jobs is handled directly through the U.S. Census Bureau. For information about available jobs and to apply, visit http://2020census.gov/jobs.

Job seekers will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions for positions they qualify for and will be contacted as work becomes available in their area. For more information, contact 1-855-JOB-2020. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

The pay for census workers varies from county to county in Alabama, as well as from job to job.

More on this story at AL.com.