Informational meeting for 2020 Census to be held this weekend in Derry
Almost 3,000 jobs are available in the area ahead of the 2020 Census, and a forum is being held for community members to ask questions about possible employment and the importance of the once-a-decade survey.
Led by Maryann Schneider, Westmoreland County recruiting assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau, the event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Caldwell Memorial Library at Derry Area High School.
The informal event is open to the public, who can come and go as they need during the allotted time, said Allyssa Yanniello, library branch manager, who added Census officials are hosting similar events at libraries in the area.
Assistance will be offered for the online application process. Salaries for available positions range from $15 to $31.50 per hour.
According to the Census website, positions include Census takers, recruiting assistants, office and supervisory staff. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen.
Applications are being accepted online at 2020census.gov/jobs. More information is available by calling 855-5627-2020.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .