The Montana Department of
Commerce and the Department of Labor & Industry are encouraging Montanans
to apply now for temporary, part-time jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau to help
Montana get an accurate count in the 2020 Census.
“Jobs for the 2020
Census in Montana are about neighbors helping neighbors to get every Montanan
counted and help our state plan for the next ten years,”
said Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, who is the chair of the Montana
Complete Count Committee.
“Apply now – before time runs out – to get an accurate count for our state,
help your community get its fair share of federal funding and put Montana in
the best possible spot to gain a second seat in the U.S. House of
The U.S. Census Bureau has
indicated it is still seeking to hire hundreds of workers in Montana by August
30. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, workers began knocking on doors in
Montana on August 8 to help households respond to the 2020 Census before
September 30. Temporary Census jobs offer flexible hours, paid training, weekly
paychecks and mileage reimbursement for personal vehicles. Wages start at
$15.00 an hour and job seekers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in
order to complete the Census hiring process in time.
Specific areas of
job needs in Montana
include: All seven tribal reservation areas,
Carter County, Deer Lodge County, Fergus County, Flathead County, Granite
County, Judith Basin County, Madison County, Phillips County, Powder River
County, Ravalli County, Richland County, Rosebud County and Wheatland County.
Montanans interested in
applying may also do so online at
2020CENSUS.GOV/JOBS or through the MONTANAWORKS.GOV
website, or may text “montanajobs” to 313131. Applicants are encouraged to call
the Census Toll Free Job Hotline at 855-562-2020 and press option 3 to speak to
someone to check the status of their application.
State employment specialists
with Job Service Montana can also assist job seekers with the application
process over the phone or by email. For a list of all Job Service offices
across the state and their contact information, visit
Montanans who have not yet
responded to the 2020 Census can do so by going to
by calling 1-844-330-2020, or by mailing in their Census form if they received
one in the mail.