The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday announced a pay increase, from  $25 to $28 for New York City Census Workers, effective Monday January 6, 2020.

With less than three months until the start of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is offering the $3 increase to ensure enough Census takers are on board in the most under-counted large city and at a rate that more closely matches the city’s high cost of living.

The Census positions are a great way for holiday seasonal workers, students, retirees and workers in the gig economy to line up spring and summer employment opportunities.

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

Census jobs offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends, paid training, and travel reimbursement.

To apply, residents must have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be a U.S. citizen*
  • Have a valid email address
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959

For more information, visit the 2020 Census Jobs page or the Census Bureau’s FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn pages. To apply, visit


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