USPS in Need of Mail Carriers in the Metro
The USPS needs help. The Postal Service is looking for around 60 mail carriers in the Minneapolis area.
The starting pay is over 17 dollars per hour. Anyone who is 18 years or older with a clean driving record can apply. If someone is 16 years old and has a high school diploma, they too can apply. Post Office workers say starting out delivering mail is a great way to start a long lasting career with USPS.
“We have a lot of promotional opportunities, and we only promote from within,” says Customer Relations Coordinator Sarah Schultz. “We bring you in as a mail handler, clerk, or a carrier and then we promote you from there.”
The Postal Service already held job fairs in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park. If you missed those, there will another one on Monday the 29th in Minneapolis at the Eastside Post office. For more information on requirements and how to apply visit the USPS website.
And USPS isn’t the only employer looking for workers.
Job numbers released by the state Thursday show it’s a tight labor market all around. The seven-county Twin Cities metro area had more than 76,000 job vacancies, which is an 11 percent increase from one year ago. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says 18 percent of the vacancies are in healthcare with another 13 percent in retail and 12 percent in food service. Manufacturing rounds out the vacancies with 8 percent.