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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is encouraging Ohioans to apply for open positions with the 2020 Census, available in their local communities. (Richland Source file photo)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is encouraging Ohioans to apply for open positions with the 2020 Census, available in their local communities.

The Census Bureau offers flexible hours and competitive wages for Ohioans across the state to help with the 2020 Census count.  Those interested in applying for a positio can apply at 2020census.gov/jobs, the Mansfield native said in a press release.

The 2020 Census is a constitutionally mandated undertaking and the data collected is used to properly allocate seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures. It also directs more than $800 billion annually in federal funding to state and local communities.

“As we enter the next decade, it is critical that all Ohioans are accounted for in the 2020 Census,” Brown said. “Our government relies on the Census to evaluate needs and allocate resources. I encourage Ohioans to apply for this unique opportunity to ensure their communities are accounted for and receive the assistance they need.”

Last week, Brown joined his colleagues in introducing a bipartisan resolution highlighting the importance of the 2020 Census. The resolution encourages individuals, families, and households across the United States to take part in the Census so that all communities can be counted.

The resolution also recognizes the importance and significance of the 2020 Census and encourages all people to participate. It concludes it's the civic duty of every person to ensure that the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible. The resolution passed the Senate on Dec. 18.

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