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Census faces challenges as it aims to hire up to 500,000

People inquire about temporary positions available for the 2020 Census during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older Sept. 18 in Miami. The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week — but it has been a bumpy road getting there.
Alex Pereira, of the U.S. Census Bureau, right, talks with job applicants about temporary positions available with the 2020 Census, during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami.
Joyce Dalbey, left, with the U.S. Census Bureau, talks to attendees at the Yuma Community Job & Education Fair inside the Yuma Civic Center about possible job opportunities with the federal agency, Oct. 2 in Yuma, Ariz.

Census faces challenges as it aims to hire up to 500,000

People inquire about temporary positions available for the 2020 Census during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older Sept. 18 in Miami. The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week — but it has been a bumpy road getting there.
Alex Pereira, of the U.S. Census Bureau, right, talks with job applicants about temporary positions available with the 2020 Census, during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami.
Joyce Dalbey, left, with the U.S. Census Bureau, talks to attendees at the Yuma Community Job & Education Fair inside the Yuma Civic Center about possible job opportunities with the federal agency, Oct. 2 in Yuma, Ariz.
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