This Saturday and again on Friday, Dec. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau will be recruiting – at two different locations in Statesboro – more census takers and other employees needed for the 2020 United States population count.
“Bulloch County is behind, way behind, in the effort to recruit local employees to work the census during peak operations,” said Curtis Woody, the Census Bureau’s partnership specialist for the area.
“So to bolster that effort, we’re deploying teams of recruiters to work in Bulloch County starting Saturday,” he said. “We will probably have other events leading up to the April 1 census.”
Saturday, a census recruiter team is slated to have a tractor-trailer truck parked outside the Georgia Southern University Store, off Chandler Road near Georgia Avenue, from around 9 a.m. into the afternoon, possibly until 4 p.m., Woody said.
The truck carries 20 computers and has broadband capability so that job-seekers can apply for the census jobs online.
Pay for regular census takers is $13.50 an hour.
“You work at your own convenience, it’s paid once a week, and there’s also paid training,” Woody said.
On Friday, Dec. 13, a census recruiter team will be posted at the WorkSource Coastal job center – the former Georgia Power office – at 305 South Main St. The center’s computers will be available for census job applications.