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For Immediate Release: 4/24/2014
Montgomery County, District of Columbia Chosen as Sites for 2014 Census Test from June to September; Census Bureau Seeking 1,000 Local Qualified Job Applicants

The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the next nationwide census in 2020 quick, easy and safe for all to participate, regardless of how residents choose to respond -- via the Internet, telephone or traditional paper questionnaires.

As part of this commitment to find better and more economical ways for collecting data, the bureau will conduct a 2014 Census Test this summer that will allow the agency, on a small scale, to test a variety of new methods and advance technologies that are being considered for the 2020 Census.

The bureau has chosen Montgomery County and the District of Columbia in which to conduct the test, which will take place from June 23 through September 25.

County Executive Ike Leggett said, “I am proud that the U.S. Census Bureau has selected Montgomery County, along with the District, to be a testing ground for their effort to reduce the cost to taxpayers while improving delivery of and response to the next national Census in 2020. We were selected primarily because of the high response from County residents to the 2010 Census, so I am optimistic that we will respond in the same way to the test this summer.”

A temporary Local Census Office (LCO) will open on Monday, April 28 in Silver Spring at 8401 Colesville Rd. (seventh floor). The bureau is hiring 1,000 people for temporary field staff positions that pay from $18 per hour for enumerators and crew leaders’ assistants to $20 an hour for crew leaders. Persons hired as crew leaders will begin July 2, while the assistants and enumerators will start on July 21.

Find information online about how to apply or for more information and to schedule for testing, call 1-888-480-1639. 

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Release ID: 14-174
Media Contact: Bonnie ayers 240-777-6507

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