We are passing along the message below and attachments sent to us from the Census. We encourage you to participate in the 2020 Census if you have not already and to take advantage of the employment opportunities.
We at the Census view our work as assisting in two main ways: 1) This 2020 Census count will impact the entirety of Washington State’s federal funding and representation for the next ten years, and 2) the effort to accomplish it offers employment to our region at a time when many people may need additional financial support.
First, we are encouraging everyone to respond to the Census questionnaire. To give you a quick Census update, the current self-response rate for the City of Yarrow Point is 73.9%, City of Clyde Hill 77.0%, City of Hunts Point is 66.5%, and the City of Bellevue is 70.6%. Your community loses $20,000 – $30,000 dollars in federal funding for every person not counted (over the ten-year period until the next Census count), so it is essential we get this right. Our mission is that everyone counts.
Second, Census still needs approximately 5 people to accomplish its mission in the Yarrow Point/Clyde Hill area. So, we wanted to inform you, your staff, and your community that the Census is hiring now for when we are given the all clear. These temporary jobs range from $23 – $25.50/hour plus paid mileage reimbursement, weekly pay with flexible hours, and paid training (PPE provided as Protecting health and safety is our top priority). This is about Washington State showing up for Washington State, we can make a difference and make money.
Everyone is encouraged to apply online at: www.2020Census.gov/jobs