Mail carrier, Richard Sowden, of the USPS delivers mail during the coronavirus pandemic. Shutterstock
Mail carrier, Richard Sowden, of the USPS delivers mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

Want a new job? Work in administration or sales and beyond this holiday season at the USPS. 

MICHIGAN—The holiday season is just around the corner, and workers in the shipping and packaging industries are in high demand, especially in Michigan and metro Detroit.

As the leaves continue to fall and the calendar starts counting down the days, the U.S. Postal Service is bracing for another high volume holiday season, and preparing for the annual rush by hiring more workers.

Recently, the Postal Service’s Detroit District announced it is hiring for the holidays, and the hiring spree is extending all the way across the Mitten State, to Up North and beyond.

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How to Apply for a Postal Service Job Online

Those interested in Michigan, including the metro Detroit area, should visit www.usps.com/careers.

From this main page, turn your attention toward the bottom right part of the screen and click on the tab titled “Search jobs.”

Once on the main search engine page, scroll down and find “Michigan” on the “Location” search criteria. After choosing “Michigan,” hit the “Start” button to see all of the jobs currently available to Michiganders, from Metro Detroit all the way to up north.

Alternatively, you can also search keywords like “Detroit” or “Michigan” to bring up job listings immediately in these areas.

Job categories include 25 different choices, ranging from administrative support to retail operations and sales.

Once you find a posting that fits your specifications, click on “Apply,” and click “Start” to apply for a job. First-time applicants must create a candidate profile.

All applicants for post office positions must be a United States citizen, a lawful resident, or citizen of American Samoa or other U.S. territory.

You must be at least 18 years old to apply, or 16 years old with a high school diploma, and be able to pass a drug screening and a criminal background investigation. Some positions also require an exam, the post office said.

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For positions with driving requirements, a valid driver’s license is needed along with a clean two-year driving history. Citizenship or permanent resident status is also required.

The hiring process is expected to take place over numerous weeks, and new positions are being posted to the USPS website continually. Applications must be submitted online from a personal computer.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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