The recruitment of more than 4,600 census enumerators begins this morning.
The CSO is looking for people to distribute and collect forms for this year's census which will take place in April.
The application process is open from 9am this morning until this Friday the 8th of January, or when the number of applicants reached 15,000.
The temporary positions are part-time.
Enumerators can expect to earn about €2,400 over the 10 week period.