EDISON - The U.S. Postal Service is looking into consolidating operations in New Jersey even further as part of a nationwide effort to cut costs.
Six processing centers in the state are being considered for closure. News 12 New Jersey visited the mail distribution center in Eatontown that may close. Ron Epstein, who works at the center, says that closing it would make sorting mail become backlogged.
The postmaster general says closing sites will mean a longer processing time for mail, but says it is necessary to stay financially afloat in a time where more people are paying bills online and sending emails instead of letters.
Some employees in Eatontown would likely be transferred to the processing center in Hamilton, though employees say that would cause their commuting expenses to skyrocket.
Processing centers in Edison, Kearny and Teterboro also being considered for closure.