2020 Census organizers held yet another job fair today at the Agana Shopping center in search of anyone interested in an $18 an hour job.
This was their 4th job fair since last month in an effort to fill more than 700 temporary positions.
Enumerators are in high demand. These positions pay $18.64 an hour for up to 32 hours a week.
Enumerators are the ones who actually do the headcount. They have to conduct in-person interviews and list all housing structures they visit.
Bureau of Statistics and Plans Director Tyrone Taitano says they have already filled over half the enumerator positions, but they want to get a pool of applicants larger than the number of jobs available because they anticipate a high attrition rate.
“We know from historical experience, ten years ago, that once you send these people out in the field, some decide that working in the hot sun is not for them. We’re expecting a substantial attrition rate. So to prepare for that we want to prepare a pool of applicants so that we can fill in for those who decide to change their minds,” Taitano said.
And jobs are still available, even after today’s 4th job fair.
All applicants must have their own means of reliable transportation, and they may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
You also have to be a U.S. citizen, be 18 years of age or older, and pass an FBI background check.
You can apply at the census office located inside Century Plaza in Tamuning.