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Census Bureau in hiring mode ahead of 2020

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 15:08:43-05

The once every decade head count of people living in the United States begins next month as the 2020 Census questionnaires make their way to mailboxes from coast to coast.

It may seem as routine as renewing a driver's license, but sending back a completed Census questionnaire is not only a civic duty but required by law.

It may seem as routine as renewing a driver's license, but sending back a completed Census questionnaire is not only a civic duty but required by law.

Mariela Ortiz has been living in Killeen for years and said that she recognizes the benefits of everyone participating in the Census.

"For the community, it's good. I think that we use it for our taxes and community projects and things like that so I believe everybody should be counted," Ortiz said.

Counting everyone has been the goal of the Census Bureau ever since it first began in 1790.

According to U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Coordinator Rebetta Briscoe, the Government has made responding even easier this year.

"We are excited that one of the options of self respond will be online, so we are hoping with more online captures, there will be less people knocking on doors," Briscoe said.

The 2020 Census will be the first time the questionnaire will be made available online to complete and send electronically.

For more information about how applying for Census worker jobs click here: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs/how-to-apply.html