During Staff Shortages and Missing Mail, the USPS Is Hiring Positions at $21 an Hour


Earlier this month residents in Ferndale and other Whatcom County areas reported missing mail, including medications and primary ballots that were not delivered.

As calls and emails to the Seattle U.S. Postal Service went unanswered, the postal service blamed staff shortages for the delayed services.

There have been 1,500 new hires a week according to Post Office Jobs Center, and over 100,000 new hires in the last two years. The Postal Service currently employs 2.3 million Americans.

The agency is currently hiring for many positions throughout Whatcom County, with entry-level positions earning an average pay of $21 an hour with no diploma or degree required.

Postal workers can earn an average of $72,320 annually, along with federal benefits and pension.

Entry-level positions include part- and full-time mail carrier, mail handler, mail processor and window clerk positions, as well as seasonal positions.

If you are interested in working for the Postal Service, you can apply online to take an online assessment and schedule an interview through the Post Office Jobs Center, or through the agency website.