USPS is anticipating thousands of upcoming job openings. The service said 29% of its current workforce will be eligible to retire in just four years. Plus, the busy holiday season is just a few months away.
So, there will be a lot of jobs to be filled.
Those positions range from mail carriers to IT techs, and even medical staff. There are trained and untrained positions open.
“You don’t have to have any special skills to be a clerk, a mail handler or a letter carrier. If you’re looking for a mechanic job or a truck driving job, you have to have some qualifications” said USPS spokesperson James Boxrud.
Will Love started out as a mail carrier and is now the executive plant manager at the largest facility in the western United States.
“You can definitely branch off into areas of expertise if you have an educational background, let’s say in the field of finance or marketing or real estate, there’s definitely opportunities. We love to promote from within,” said Love.
The USPS job fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Denver’s General Mail Facility, which is located at 7500 E. 53rd Place. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you’re just starting out, hourly pay will range from $18 per hour to over $22. Boxrud told FOX31 benefits include regular pay increases, paid vacation leave, health insurance and growth opportunities.
Entry-level, temporary and part-time positions are available. Training will be provided for certain positions.
FOX31’s Shaul Turner contributed to this report.