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USPS May Hire 80 City Mail Carrier Assistants

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By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) As the number of letters has dropped during the last ten years, the US Postal Service has also adapted by not hiring replacements for mail carriers who quit or retire.

Now the USPS wants to hire up to 80 city carrier assistants across southern Idaho. Those new employees would help existing mail carriers deliver the mail.

Robert Vunder, District Manager of Marketing for the USPS, says, "This is a non-career position that starts at $15 per hour, and includes vacation days. At one point in the future, they may also receive health insurance benefits."

The post office has consolidated delivery routes in recent years. But Vunder also points out that they expect continued increases in delivering packages via Priority and Express Mail, as well as Parcel Post.

Vunder says, "So now we're looking at additional help for delivering parcels specifically. Because our parcel volume is up accordingly, as the letter mail volume is down."

You can apply for the jobs online at usps.com . Click on careers and then search for jobs by state.

Vunder says, "Click the state, in your case, that would be Idaho. All the cities where we have these carrier positions posted will come up and you can apply all online."

You have to be at least 18 years old, either a US citizen or a permanent alien, and have a valid driver's license, with at least two years driving experience.

Mar. 6, 2013.


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