“Hiring events have been very successful because potential applicants get to speak to hiring personnel,” Dhalai said. “They learn about the positions and how to navigate the application portal.”
Dhalai said that while not all USPS positions are immediately full-time, all USPS jobs eventually can become full-time positions “...usually within a year.”
In Dayton, where the USPS has hosted a job fair each Friday this month, the hiring initiatives are focused on both full-time mail carriers and support staff. The USPS said this Friday’s event is to recruit city carrier assistants and postal support employees, at $18.92 and $18.69 an hour, respectively.
The USPS is seeking more employees elsewhere in the state, too. According to Dhalai, there are 160 positions in Columbus that need to be filled, including “...letter carriers, mail handlers, clerks, tractor trailer operators.”
In Cleveland, the USPS released an advert that said over 300 USPS positions were available via a “drive-thru job fair” this Sunday. Positions to be filled include mail handler assistants, city carrier assistants, postal support employees, tractor trailer operators and automotive technicians; starting wages range from $17.32 to $27.52 an hour.