Many census jobs in Ohio still available

    Screenshot from a video on the U.S. Census bureau website.

    With the 2020 U.S. Census approaching, the federal government is hiring hundreds of thousands of Americans to conduct field work and staff the many temporary offices.

    This includes jobs in all of Ohio’s 88 counties as well as seven offices located in the Buckeye State — in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Mansfield, Akron, Cleveland and Toledo.

    Jobs last several weeks with flexible work times; there are some daytime positions available as well as some night-time/weekend positions to be able to reach people who are at home at those hours.

    As of this week, positions are still available in all 88 counties. Some counties have nearly hit their hiring goals, while others are not yet halfway there. The pay ranges from $14-19.50 per hour for this field work.

    Workers must be 18 years old and expenses such as mileage accrued are paid out by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    “We make every effort to hire locally so census takers are familiar with the neighborhoods they are assigned to work.”

    Income earned from census work is excluded in Ohio from affecting one’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility.

    Job applications are available online.

    Read more about the census and why it matters by reading this report from the Ohio Capital Journal.

    Tyler Buchanan
    Tyler Buchanan is an award-winning journalist who has covered Ohio politics and government for the past decade. A Bellevue native and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he most recently spent 6 1/2 years as a reporter and editor of The Athens Messenger and Vinton-Jackson Courier newspapers. He is a member of the BG News Alumni Society Board and was a 2019 fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.