‘It fed my family’: USPS seeks to recruit thousands ahead of peak season

SPOKANE, Wash. — The United States Postal Service is heading into its peak season and still needs more workers.

The USPS is looking to hire 2,000 people in Washington state, like many industries currently facing staffing shortages due to the pandemic.

“We need enthusiastic people who want to come work for us and who want to build a career,” said Alexis Delgado, Washington district human resources manager.

The USPS held its first-ever mega hiring blitz in Washington at more than 100 of its offices to recruit people. The job fairs were held in the western part of the state on Thursday and moved to central and eastern Washington on Friday.

“It has fed my family and raised my children and I think it is a public service job, so the transporters are our lifeline in the field with customers. They are often the ones who find the customers who might have issues or something,” Delgado said.

In Spokane, the USPS hopes to add more than 50 people to the team. Opportunities range from delivery inside the post office, such as working at the counter and sorting mail and packages at the factory.

Spokane Postmaster Ross Pfaff is looking for 25 people to fill delivery positions and 30 people on the factory side.

“We have room on our team because you probably know the Spokane Post Office does a fantastic job, we have great people but are looking for others to make careers with us.” said Pfaff.

To apply, applicants must be 18 or 16 years old and have a high school diploma. A clean driving record is required for those applying for driving positions and five years of citizenship is required.

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Carol N. Valencia