US Postal Service to host job fairs this week throughout New Jersey
The United States Postal Service is looking to hire as more than two thirds of postal workers across the Garden State are now eligible for retirement.
For those looking for work, getting a job as a mail carrier might be easier than one thinks.
With more than 400 mail carrier positions available throughout the state, the USPS is looking to hire pre-career employees who plan to work full time and stay long term.
This year they began hosting job fairs to attract more candidates.
“We have some hotspots: Paterson, the City of Newark, Trenton, Camden, Morris County. But we have openings all over the state,” said Jaya Bhambhwani, of USPS Human Resources.
The starting salary is just over $19 an hour with benefits. Workers can start by making about $46,000 per year and get pay increases every two years.
“If you apply right now, you can be hired by Christmas -- that’s how soon you can be hired within the Postal Service,” said Newark Postmaster Silvia Glover.
To apply at one of the sites, applicants will need to bring a driver's license and have two years’ worth of working experience.
“The two things we highlight is coming to work every day and working safe. If you can meet those requirements, you can join the rewarding career at the Postal Service,” Glover says.
The USPS will host five more job fairs this week in Parsippany, Hackensack, Paterson, New Brunswick and Trenton.
For details about upcoming job fairs, follow this link.