Shaler North Hills Library to offer information on becoming a 2020 census worker -

Shaler North Hills Library to offer information on becoming a 2020 census worker

Friday, December 27, 2019 | 4:58 PM

Be a census worker! Come find out more in 3 sessions offered at Shaler North Hills Library. The dates and times are:
Sunday, January 12: 1:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 22: 5:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, January 26: 1:00-5:00 pm
A local representative from the Pittsburgh Area Census Office will be on hand at the Library to help you apply for census worker employment. Plan to stop by at any of these sessions to learn more and get help with applying online. No registration is needed.
Joining up to help with the census will also provide you with a great opportunity to earn some extra cash. There’s paid training, flexible hours, and weekly pay ($23.50 to $26.00 / hour).

How the Census Benefits Your Community

Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.–From