Is the Census a Good Career Move for You?

Monday Podcast:

The US government is still beating the drum to hire people for the census.  It’s an obvious choice to target UI benefit recipients.  But is taking a job with the census your best career decision?

Think about it?

Census pays approx. $17 an hour.  Or $35,000 a year. So you’re pay after taxes is $510 a week or $1,020 every two weeks.

What if your unemployment is around $400 a week? Your previous job paid tons of money and your unemployment is the highest you can receive.

Well if you leave the job with the census & can’t find a job, your unemployment will be based upon your last position; the census…

Then suddenly your payment drops to $275 a week.  What do you do?

This is all hypothetical but it’s something to think about.  So if you’re looking at a job with the census, remember, it is only temporary and you need still look for a job.

Now what do you think?

If offered, would you take a job with the census?

If you do want a job with the census, you have to answer this question from an employer, “Why Should I Hire You?”  – For this answer click here: Answer Why Should I Hire You?

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4 Comments

  1. I have heard that most of the census jobs are less than 6 months in length. I believe most people do not realize that a job must last longer than 6 months to recharge your unemployment.

  2. Most Census jobs are extremely temporary: under 2 months. Not enough to affect your long term unemployment.

    And most are for the enumerator position. A part-time (under 30 hours/week) job requireing maybe a month of work.

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