Special Delivery! USPS Has Job Openings All Throughout the Country
If “neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of night” would keep you from a good job, working for the U.S. Postal Service might be right for you.
July 1 is National Postal Worker Day, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to shed some light on USPS careers.
Though the US. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the job outlook for postal service workers is on the decline, hiring is still happening as current workers reach retirement age.
Even if you’re not up for delivering mail in any type of weather, USPS has corporate jobs in administrative support, communications and marketing, finance and accounting, IT, sales, logistics and more.
Job Openings at the U.S. Postal Service
Nearly a third of the postal service’s 640,000 workers are eligible for retirement, and recruiters are looking for new workers to fill their place, according to Marketplace.
Just this week, at least 100 new job openings were posted on the postal service’s career webpage, with a great deal of those jobs being for mail carriers and customer service associates. Check here to see if there’s a job opening near you and here for tips on applying online.
Pay and Benefits
The median pay for postal service workers is $27.30 per hour or $56,790 a year, according to the BLS. Depending on their position, employees can be eligible for benefits including health insurance, dental and vision insurance, long-term care insurance, life insurance, retirement programs and more.
There is little barrier to entry for postal service workers, according to the BLS — just a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.
However, job applicants may need to complete an assessment prior to getting hired.
Some basic job requirements for working for the post office are as follows:
- Must be 18 years old or 16 with a high school diploma
- Must be a U.S. citizen, citizen of a U.S. territory or a permanent resident
- Able to pass a criminal background check, drug screening and medical assessment
- Have a safe driving record, if relevant to the position
Good luck if you’re applying, and remember to thank a postal worker this Saturday!
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Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.