(KPAX) The US Census is highlighting hiring efforts this week.
The Montana Census Complete Count Committee reports the Treasure State will need thousands of workers to help complete the 2020 US Census.
The Census helps determine how much federal money Montana will receive for things like infrastructure, medical assistance, educational programs and public assistance.
Currently, Montana receives about $2 billion in federal funds each year based on the Census.
“One of the most important civic duties Montanans will participate in next year is filling out and responding to the 2020 U.S. Census,” said Lt. Governor Cooney, chairman of the Montana Census Complete Count Committee.
“Hiring Montanans for these Census jobs is a crucial part of the effort, as they’ll be the trusted voices who go door-to-door in every community across the state to make sure all Montanans are counted,” he added.
People interested in working on the Census should look for local hiring events or check at their local Job Service Montana office. Interested applicants can apply here , or at the Montana Works website .
Temporary Census jobs in Montana offer competitive wages, in addition to flexible hours, paid training, weekly paychecks and mileage reimbursement for personal vehicles.
Prospective employees will likely begin training for census field operations in early 2020.