Please note: All Census Champion Trainings from now until March 30 have been cancelled.
Do you want to work toward a better future for our city?
Are you a trusted member of your community, who other people look to for information?
Are you 18 years of age or older and interested in a temporary job with a flexible schedule—one that pays up to $25.50 an hour?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should attend a 2020 Census event at the Free Library!
We’re hosting Census Job Fairs and Census Champion Trainings at neighborhood libraries across the city. Attend one of these free events and help ensure that every person living in our city is counted!
Work for the Census Bureau
In Philadelphia, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring more than 3,000 temporary workers. Clerical, administrative, technical, and field positions are available. Most positions have flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Come to one of the following upcoming Census Job Fairs to hear about available positions, ask questions, and apply on-site.
- Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. | Tacony Library | 6742 Torresdale Avenue
- Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m. | Fumo Family Branch | 2437 South Broad Street
- Monday, February 24 at 12:00 p.m. | Whitman Library | 200 Snyder Avenue
- Tuesday, February 25 at 3:30 p.m. | Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library | 68 West Chelten Avenue
- Tuesday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. | Logan Library | 1333 Wagner Avenue
- Wednesday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m. | Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library | 68 West Chelten Avenue
- Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. | Andorra Library | 705 East Cathedral Road
And check out our Census Job Fairs happening throughout March!
Become a Census Champion
A Census Champion is a trusted messenger who has the tools to educate the community about the Census and its impact on our city. It’s important to spread knowledge about the Census through our own networks! Come to a free Census Champion Training to learn all about the 2020 Census and why it matters. Philly Counts facilitates these trainings, which are about one hour long.
- Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m.| Haverford Library | 5543 Haverford Avenue
- Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. | Northeast Regional Library| 2228 Cottman Avenue
- Tuesday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m. | Charles L. Durham Library | 3320 Haverford Avenue
- Tuesday, March 10 at 5:00 p.m. | Overbrook Park Library | 7422 Haverford Avenue
- Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. | Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library | 125 South 52nd Street
And check out our Census Champion Trainings happening later in March and April!
Still not sure what the Census is, or why it matters?
Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a national survey that counts the population of the United States. This survey is called the Census, and it’s so much more than just a head count. Its results will impact Philadelphia for the next ten years.
Census data is used to determine how much representation we have in Congress and the amount of federal funds our city receives. Philadelphia currently receives more than $3 billion in federal funds every year for health, housing, schools, and infrastructure. If we don’t count everyone living in our city during the 2020 Census, these funds—as well as the important services they support, like Medicare, school lunch programs, highway maintenance, and special education grants—could be affected. That's why the Free Library is working to ensure a full and accurate census count of all Philadelphians.