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Maloney Promotes 2020 Census and Census Job Opportunities

Jul 8, 2019
Press Release

Maloney Promotes 2020 Census and Census Job Opportunities
Census workers will begin canvassing neighborhoods as early as next month

NEWBURGHU.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is urging all New Yorkers to prepare for the Census in their homes and neighborhoods and explore 2020 Census job opportunities in the Hudson Valley.

“Participating in the 2020 Census is one of the most important things we can do for our community. An accurate count is vital to securing the resources we need to grow our economy, keep people safe, and keep our schools strong. Census employees will soon be at work across the Hudson Valley ensuring all New Yorkers are successfully and confidentially counted and I encourage folks to check out the job opportunities available here in our area,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.

“The Census is a national event, but in order to be successful, it has to be conducted at the local level, with members of the community working in their own neighborhoods.  As an organization, we are partnering with local community leaders, faith-based organizations, and elected officials to generate awareness of the upcoming 2020 Census, to highlight its importance for all communities, and promote the local job opportunities.   There are plenty of opportunities to work for the U.S. Census Bureau and make a difference in your own community, interested applicants can apply at www.2020census.gov/jobs,” said Jeff Behler, Regional Director of the New York Regional Census Center.

What is the Census, and why does it matter?

The U.S. Constitution requires the U.S. Census Bureau to count the number of people living in America once a decade. The federal government and communities across America rely on census statistics for accurate congressional representation and districting, determining where to build new schools, businesses and hospitals, and allocating federal grant funds and loans to communities in need.

Many communities throughout New York’s Hudson Valley, including the towns of Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Fishkill, Tuxedo, Wappinger, Wallkill and Warwick, were considered “Hard to Count” regions in the 2010 census, with several census tracts returning only half of mailed census questionnaires. This resulted in possible undercounting in the region.

For the first time in our nation’s history, New Yorkers will be able to participate in the census using 21st century technology, responding by mail, online or by phone. More information on new Census survey methods will be mailed to Hudson Valley homes, and can be found on the Census Bureau website: www.2020census.gov.

Census workers will begin canvassing in neighborhoods starting next month. Hudson Valley households will receive their invitation to participate in the 2020 census by April of 2020. April 1, 2020 will be designated “Census Day,” and will be celebrated across America.

Now Hiring Hudson Valley Census Workers:

The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting New Yorkers to help with the 2020 Census count. Information on temporary jobs can be found below, and at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

In order to be eligible for a temporary 2020 Census job, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a valid email address.
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.
  • Commit to completing training.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.

Most jobs require employees to:

  • Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.
  • Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).


More Information on the 2020 Census:

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency, and is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects.

New Yorkers interested in temporary jobs with the Census Bureau should visit www.2020census.gov/jobs.

More information about the 2020 Census can be found at: www.2020census.gov.