The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary workers in Henry County to help with the 2020 census.

They will be among thousands needed to fill temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the census.

The 2020 Census Jobs website (2020census.gov/jobs) allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisor, and census takers by completing a single application online.

The jobs will offer great pay, flexible work hours and paid training. For example, census takers in Henry County will make $14 per hour. Field employees also will be reimbursed for authorized work expenses like mileage.

For more information, contact 1-855-JOB-2020 and select Option 3. Applicants also may contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

An applicant must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age, have a valid Social Security number and have a valid email address.

Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959, also will need to have proof of registration with Selective Service.

Anyone in Henry County who would like to apply but does not have access to a computer or smart phone can go to one of two Paris locations: the W.G. Rhea Library, 400 W. Washington St., or the Tennessee Career Center, 55 Jones Bend Road., both of which have public-access computers available.

One year out from Census Day 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will host a news conference on April 1 this year.

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will brief the public on the status of operations and what they can do to help ensure a complete and accurate count in their community.

While the country will respond to the census in 2020, crucial milestones that prepare the Census Bureau to count everyone in the nation are happening now, Dr. Dillingham said.

The Census Bureau is empowered to gather objective statistical information as the foundation to a system of elective government and as the means for informed decision making by local governments, businesses, city planners, non-profit organizations, and individual Americans.

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