Kaptur Encourages Northern Ohioans To Apply for 2020 Census Jobs

January 13, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), is encouraging Northern Ohioans to apply for paid opportunities with the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau seeks to fill up to 500,000 temporary, part-time positions in local communities across the nation to carry out the decennial Census in 2020. Interested applicants can visit 2020census.gov/jobs for more information about these positions.


The Census is mandated by the United State Constitution every 10 years to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives in addition to regulating the proportion of population based federal assistance to local communities. 


“Our government relies on the Census to draw legislative districts and allocate federal investments to local communities for critical programs, including transportation and housing infrastructure and social services,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I encourage all Northern Ohioans to participate so that everyone is accounted for and every voice is heard.”


Last month, Kaptur, as a Senior Member of the Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee with funding jurisdiction for the Census, worked alongside her House colleagues to secure $7.6 billion for the Census Bureau, which includes a strong increase to enable the Bureau to conduct a thorough and accurate 2020 Decennial Census and to prevent the politization of the Census.