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Mundelein Residents Invited to Apply for Census Jobs to Ensure a Complete Count

We’re gearing up for the U.S. Census in Spring 2020 and for Mundelein, an accurate and complete census count translates to money for the community. To ensure a successful census count, the U.S. Census Bureau will hire a half million Americans. Mundelein residents interested in learning more about the various census job opportunities are encouraged to apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

U.S. Census jobs pay $19.50 an hour (as much as $22.50 in some towns), reimburse 58 cents for every mile you drive, have some flexible hours and allow you to stay close to home. For the first time ever, Americans can fill out the 2020 census questionnaire online or on a mobile device. But the government agency still hires people to go door-to-door to get accurate counts and information.

Census workers improve the mechanics of our democracy. The census data helps our communities get their fair share of more than $675 billion annually in federal funds for schools, roads, hospitals and other programs. The number of people who respond to the census is used to establish the number of Electoral College votes and the number of representatives in Congress for the State of Illinois.

The U.S. Census Bureau is prohibited by law from giving the information to anyone, including officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security or the IRS. Census workers won’t let your landlord know you have nine people living in the second bedroom and won’t tell your parents if your relationship with your roommate is more than you say.

“Distrust in government is a huge barrier for us,” says Jeanine Duson, assistant regional census manager of recruiting. “Be not afraid. We are not here to police. We’re here only for the data and it’s only the data we are using.”

For the first time, Americans will be able to answer the census questions online. You can also answer by phone or in person in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Japanese. The questions are streamlined. They don’t ask if you are a citizen. They do make you choose either male or female as your gender, but you’ll still be counted if you don’t answer that. The days of the long, paper forms are over.

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