Postal service

800 positions available with the US Postal Service in the Detroit metro area

DETROIT – Starting this month, the United States Postal Service is rolling out changes as part of the agency’s 10-year plan.

As part of a plan to improve service and achieve financial stability, the USPS will implement new changes in October, including slower shipping times.

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The agency was facing staffing shortages before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but there are now more open positions than ever. And with pandemic-related issues already causing mail delivery delays, the agency is looking to hire amid the new changes to ensure everything stays on track.

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The USPS is looking to hire for 800 positions in the Detroit metro area alone, not including an additional 1,000 temporary positions available for the holiday season. All positions are currently open, from working outside as a mail carrier, to working inside as a mail handler or retail associate.

The post office even has mobile trucks at different branches for the purpose of recruiting staff. And the wages aren’t too shabby: a city letter carrier can make $18.50 an hour, a rural hauler can make $19 an hour, and a tractor-trailer driver can make $23 an hour. .

“I was able to take care of my children, even after my divorce, able to fend for myself,” said USPS mail carrier Kelly Mathaw. “I’ve sent two kids to college – you know, tuition (at the University of Michigan) isn’t cheap – and I’m just taking care of my family. If they need anything whatever, I’m here.

Mathaw loves her job and is surprised there are so many post office opportunities. Especially since the postal service is one of the many services that cannot stop, even in the event of a pandemic and a shortage of manpower.

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Learn more about job openings with the USPS here.

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