USPS looks to hire more than 100 employees for holiday season

IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) – The calendar may say September, but the United States Postal Service is busily preparing for what is anticipated to be a record holiday season.

Last season, USPS carriers delivered a record 808 million packages which is a 15 percent increase from the previous year.

Postal officials forecast another double-digit increase in packages again this year, and so USPS is hiring more than 100 employees to work at processing facilities and Post Offices in southern Idaho with most of the positions located near the Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Boise areas.

The open positions include Holiday Clerk Assistant, Postal Support Employee, City Carrier Assistant, and Casual Mail Handler, and even though the positions are for the holidays, officials say they could lead to career opportunities with the Postal Service.

The only way to apply for a position is to visit their WEBSITE, select “Idaho,” click “Start” and then click on the link for the appropriate job. An explanation of specific job requirements and hourly pay can be found on the individual job postings which will be regularly updated until all positions are filled.

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