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Racine – As plans for the 2020 U.S. Census ramp up, Racine County will host a recruiting event on Wednesday, October 23, for several census-related field positions.

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold the event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the north entrance lobby of the Racine County Dennis Kornwolf Service Center, 1717 Taylor Ave., Racine. Residents can apply onsite with a census representative for positions including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, office clerks, census field supervisors, address listers, and census enumerators/takers.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and have a valid Social Security number. For questions about the recruiting event, call (262) 638-6622 or email Teresa.love@racinecounty.com. Residents can also visit 2020census.gov/jobs for more information.

The event comes as the Racine County Board on Tuesday, October 8, formally authorized the establishment of the Racine County Complete Count Committee. The committee’s goals are to ensure an accurate count of every resident, including those in likely undercounted communities; achieve a high return of online, phone and mailed Census surveys; and to make residents aware of the importance of the census and the confidentiality of their answers. The committee will be comprised of a mix of stakeholders from throughout the county.

Census data is crucial in determining funding for various services, ranging from federal and state aids, to housing assistance, transportation improvements and many other areas.

“Everyone in Racine County matters. I urge all county residents to participate in the 2020 census, and I call on our partners and residents to help spread the word and ensure the census is successful,” Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave said.

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