USPS hires as it prepares for the holiday rush – NBC Connecticut
It’s still October and already a lot of people are buying and shipping holiday gifts. Why? Because we are still facing supply chain issues all over the place. And also, there is this continued need for more workers to get your packages delivered.
Amy Gibbs, of the United States Postal Service, sat down with Dan Corcoran of NBC Connecticut to discuss how to stay ahead of this rush of vacation shipments and job opportunities as we enter the agency’s business season.
Dan: “Let’s talk about the next two months, the busiest time of the year for your office. So what’s your advice?
Gibbs: “Yes, you can start early, we strongly encourage that. Our firm deadlines are obviously not before December. So you have a small window. for first class mail and December 18th is for priority. But as you know, the first two weeks right before Christmas are when we get slammed. So the earlier you buy and ship, the better it is for all of us. “
Dan: “So we have more time to do it right now. Now we have mentioned the supply chain delays.
Gibbs: “Right now we’re just doing the best we can with what we have. I haven’t seen any major delays around Connecticut, which is great. We’re on a good track. We’re preparing for it. As of June, really we started our vacation strategy planning very early. We added schedules, we added personal sorting machines, we added human resources, we are still adding human resources – we are hiring. So beyond what we can control, which is the weather and, like you said, the supply chain issues. We’re ready, we’re ready on our side. “
Dan: “As we move into the holiday season, the Postal Service is going to need additional staff to do the job, including, like you said here in Connecticut. So where are you looking to hire? What is the deadline? And how can you people learn more about how to apply for these jobs?
Gibbs: “Well nationally we hire over 40,000 people. So we’re adding a lot to our workforce. The good news is around Connecticut, we have a lot of jobs available. We have a hiring fair. , this Saturday, October 30 at the Hartford Post Office at 141 Weston Street in Hartford where you can find out all about the different opportunities. Great Opportunities. It can be seasonal, but it can lead to an exciting career. never know. “
The starting salary for jobs in Connecticut ranges from $ 16.87 to $ 18.69 per hour. For more information on jobs at USPS, click here.
The job fair will also offer customers the option to apply for a passport without an appointment required. For more details on requirements and application, click here.