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USPS needs up to 700 more employees to meet holiday needs

USPS holds job fair to hire 700 seasonal workers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The U.S. Postal Service is looking to hire up to 700 seasonal workers in Indiana to fill the need during the holiday season.

Susan Wright is a spokesperson for Postal Service’s Indiana district. She says fall through the end of the year is the busiest time for USPS, and, with the increased volume of mail and packages, they need all hands on deck.

“Many people aren’t thinking about the holiday season yet, but the Postal Service is. In fact, we plan for a successful peak season all year long,” Wright said. “That includes staffing appropriately to deliver the holidays for our customers.”

The Postal Service held a job fair Sunday afternoon, and got over 250 people through the door to learn more about the seasonal work. “We certainly have delivery positions. For someone, if that isn’t their cup of tea, we have positions that are in our processing facilities, and also in our delivery units getting the mail and packages ready.”

Janae Robinson, an Indianapolis resident, said she is hopeful a seasonal job with the Postal Service can turn into a full-time position. “I do not have a full-time job as of now, but hopefully I will be able to get hired at the post office and I will have one. Hopefully, I will continue to keep the job after the seasonal” work.

Seasonal positions positions will start at $19.33 an hour and pay up to $22.13 an hour, but do not have benefits.

“I think that’s pretty good pay,” Robinson said.

Including packages, the Postal Service saw 3 billion pieces of mail move across the country last holiday season. “Customers are not only sending packages to their friends and loved ones in time for the holidays, they’re ordering online from companies,” Wright said.

The Indiana district will start onboarding seasonal help as soon as possible. Anyone interested can learn more online on the Postal Service’s careers page.