A U.S. Census recruiter will be at the Decorah Public Library from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Thursday to talk with people who might be interested in working for the Census Bureau.
Census takers will interview household residents and update address lists. Applicants who are hired will attend paid training before beginning work.
Census takers first use maps and address lists to determine if the addresses are correct. Next, they visit households that haven't responded to the census, speaking with residents and using electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets, issued by the Census Bureau) to collect census data.
Schedules are flexible and dependent on the area. Many of the positions require availability to work in the evenings and on weekends.