By Nicole Collins
If you have a flexible schedule and want to earn extra money, consider applying for a position with the 2020 Census.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country to help collect the data for the 2020 Census. Spartanburg and Greenville counties have open positions, plus a field office will be in Greenville.
Some job qualifications include: be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be a U.S. citizen and have a valid email address.
The 2020 Census is the first time people will be able to respond to the census online so employees are also required to have access to a computer with internet and an email account.
The pay rate for a census taker position in Spartanburg County is $15 per hour, according to the 2020 Census website. Employees doing fieldwork are also reimbursed for authorized work-related expenses, like mileage.
Apply by January to be considered for on the Census positions. Most job offers will be made between January and April. Paid training will take place between March and mid-May.
To review all of the Census job details and to complete the online application at, visit 2020census.gov.
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, the United States counts the population of all its residents, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive a short questionnaire to complete either online, by phone or by mail.