According to the agency and other shipping companies, the United States Postal Service is employing more than 40,000 seasonal workers in anticipation of another record-breaking holiday season in 2021.
City and rural mail carriers, mail handlers, and drivers are among the seasonal jobs available. Those interested can apply online and view open positions in their area at usps.com/hiring.
In addition, the agency is holding 58 employment fairs across the country where interested people can apply for jobs right now. Attendance requires pre-registration, social isolation, and face masks.
“Our entire organization is focused on delivering a successful holiday season,” CEO and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in a statement. “To make this happen, we need great people to join us to deliver for our local communities and our nation.”
DeJoy said a seasonal role could often lead to a career with U.S. Postal Service, which offers “competitive compensation packages” and on-the-job training for employees.
USPS is also leasing millions of additional square feet of mail and package sorting facilities and building new processing equipment to manage increasing mail and package volumes as it prepares for the peak holiday season of 2021.
Last week, UPS also announced intentions to hire 100,000 seasonal workers for another “record peak holiday season.” The shipping and delivery organization needs full-time and part-time package handlers, drivers, driver assistance, and personal car drivers.
UPS expects the crush of holiday orders to begin as early as October and last through January 2022. “With COVID-19 continuing to impact Americans, our services are more important than ever,” Nando Cesarone, UPS president of U.S. operations, said in a statement.
Last winter, when the United States saw a spike in COVID-19 cases, UPS and FedEx increased their staffing to prepare for the holiday rush, when more people than ever were shopping online.