Postal Service hiring in preparation for upcoming holiday season

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WASHINGTON - MAY 12: People use mail services at the U.S. Post Office in the James Farley Building May 12, 2008 in New York City. In what is anticipated to be annual price adjustments by the Postal Service, the cost of mailing a letter went up to 42 cents today. Despite the rise in postage, which can only be adjusted each May, Forever stamps that sold for 41 cents can be used after today's rate increase without any additional postage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA– In anticipation of another record holiday mailing season, the Postal Service is hiring employees to work at processing facilities and Post Offices throughout the Central PA District. No experience required and training is provided.
The open positions include, Holiday Clerk Assistant, City Carrier Assistant, Rural Carrier Associate, Assistant Rural Carrier, Mail Handler Assistant, Casual Mail Handlers and Postal Support Employees.
Some positions are longer term positions and could lead to permanent placement with the Postal Service. There is a variety of hours offered as well as locations. The hourly wages range from $11 to $18 with varying shifts and days off.
From the website, click on “Search Now,” select “Search Jobs” select “PENNSYLVANIA” then click “Start,” and then click on the link for the appropriate job. Jobs are posted frequently, so keep checking in every day.
A general overview of USPS employment requirements, specific job requirements, and hourly pay is available at the website. Applicants must be 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with a high school diploma. All applicants must be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background investigation. Some positions require an exam. Any position that has a driving requirement will also require a valid driver’s license and a clean DMV two-year driving history. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Additionally, if an applicant has been outside of the U.S. for more than six months out of the last 5 years, the Postal Service is not able to process a clearance for them. This applies to both U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens.
Job openings will be regularly updated until all positions are filled. Interested applicants should log on to frequently to check for new postings.
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