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Job fairs aim to fill vacancies at local post office locations

Aug 26, 2022, 9:30 AM
The United States Postal Service is preparing for the 2022 holiday season.  Photo courtesy of Getty...
The United States Postal Service is preparing for the 2022 holiday season. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

SALT LAKE CITY, UT —  For those looking for work, the U.S. Post Office may have an opening that’s perfect for you.

The USPS has over 350 positions available to fill immediately in Utah. Job fairs will be held in hopes of filling some of those vacancies Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.

Jobs include city carrier assistants, rural carrier associates, mail processing clerks, mail handler assistants, data conversion operators, custodians and maintenance employees.

The details

According to a press release, the USPS personnel will assist applicants at Salt Lake City’s Main Post Office located at 1760 West 2100 South on Friday from 2-6 p.m., then again on Saturday at the same location, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Starting wage is $17 – $20 per hour depending on the position.. Benefits include regular pay increases, paid vacation leave, health insurance, and growth opportunities.

The  jobs come as part of a 10-year plan called Delivering for America. According to the press release, the independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government is focused on offering a more stable work environment, offering excellent benefits and growth opportunities.

Applications are also accepted online at usps.com/careers. Applicants must be 18 years of age or 16 with a diploma and be able to pass a criminal background check. There is a 5-year residency requirement.

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