Census raises hourly pay for workers to $19

  • Census recruiter Ray Nix said Habersham County appears to be below its “peak ops” for staffing.
    Census recruiter Ray Nix said Habersham County appears to be below its “peak ops” for staffing.
  • Census recruiter Ray Nix said Habersham County appears to be below its “peak ops” for staffing.
    Census recruiter Ray Nix said Habersham County appears to be below its “peak ops” for staffing.
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   Members of the Complete Count Committee were surprised to see the hourly wage increase to $19 while they were discussing the need for employment at their Tuesday meeting. It had been raised from $17 per hour.

   Census recruiter Ray Nix said Habersham County appears to be below its “peak ops” which is the target number of Census workers. He said the state has become involved in helping recruit as well.

   The county was reported to be around 50% for peak ops and he said they need to hire about 200 more people. 

   “We’re not looking for full-time people, we’re looking for part-time people. Housewives, students, bus-drivers,” Nix said. He mentioned Stephens County, Hart County and Franklin County are all at nearly 100% for peak ops.

   The job offers flexible schedules, weekly paychecks and paid training according to the site. “They would be working sometime in the near future, supposedly pretty quick, all the way through the summer possibly.”

   You have to be 18 years old and have some form of transportation. You are also reimbursed 58 cents per mile. 

   For details on the job description, go online to https://www.habershamga.com/2020-census.cfm and click on 2020 Census Jobs. 

   In other business, the committee discussed the need to advertise the importance of the Census.