The United States Postal Service (USPS) is looking to fill 40,000 openings for its higher delivery demands for the 2021 holiday season.
USPS is reaching its peak of the year for mail and package delivery. Thousands of seasonal posts open each year to ensure that all mail is delivered on time.
Last year, the USPS hired more than 50,000 seasonal workers and still caused widespread delays. As COVID-19 increased online shopping, mail carriers such as United Parcel Service and USPS reported package backlogs and had to cut new delivery orders for some retailers a few weeks before Christmas in 2020.
To avoid unnecessary delays, the USPS encourages its customers to send holiday gifts as soon as possible, according to a statement released by the USPS last holiday season.
This year the USPS is expecting another boom in mail and package volumes, and will host 58 job fairs in select cities across the country, with multiple locations in Los Angeles beginning September 14.
“Our entire organization is focused on delivering a successful holiday season. To do this, we need great people to join us to deliver for our local communities and our nation,” said CEO and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. said in a statement.
“The Postal Service offers many opportunities for seasonal employment. For many, a seasonal role can be the start of an exciting career with the Postal Service.”
Seasonal workers often earn competitive pay packages with flexible working hours. In addition, the USPS also provides on-the-job training and advancement opportunities to its employees.
Eligible applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must be at least 18 years old or 16 years old with a high school diploma.
Job seekers can visit https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/ to participate in the upcoming job fair.
In addition to hiring more seasonal employees, the USPS also plans to expand millions of square feet of package sorting facilities and install more advanced processing equipment.
Pile on top of employee shortages and facility capacity challenges, the USPS also has to deal with the Atlantic hurricane season running from June 1 to November 30. Hurricane Ida was predicted to be the strongest storm of the season, according to National Oceanic. and the Atmospheric Administration website.
To apply, applicant may visit USPS Recruitment page for more details.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times