Short-staffed USPS Cleveland holding job application workshops
USPS staff will be on hand at their 2200 Orange Avenue location to answer questions about vacancies every Thursday in August from 4-6 p.m.
CLEVELAND— Editor’s Note: The above video was previously aired on 3News on July 26, 2022.
Amid nationwide staffing shortages that in some areas are causing frustrating service delays for customers, the Cleveland Division of the United States Postal Service is recruiting for multiple positions and offering free weekly application workshops on its Orange Avenue site.
Positions available include urban carrier assistants, mail processing assistants, postal support workers, rural carrier associates, and tractor-trailer operators. USPS says the starting pay for the jobs is between $17.32 and $27.52 per hour.
During the application workshops, organized every Thursday in August from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., candidates can ask questions and receive detailed information on each position.
The workshops will be held at the USPS location at 2200 Orange Avenue in Cleveland.
In July, USPS Cleveland said more than 300 positions were available with the Postal Service.
Applications are only accepted online at usps.com/careers. USPS Cleveland says applicants must be available on holidays and weekends and have an acceptable driving record.
Cleveland isn’t the only area where the USPS is having staffing challenges. USPS outposts in several states scramble to fill positions as postal workers say staffing issues are to blame for Postal Service delays in many states, including Ohio, Newsy reported.
The Postal Service, which receives no taxes and depends on its mail service and products for operating expenses, unveiled a 10-year plan in March 2021 called “Delivering for America” to try to stabilize its operations and its workforce.
The plan, led by controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, includes the consolidation and restructuring of mail centers, which is causing consternation among postal workers, including the American Postal Workers Union, and stoking fears that the changes no longer put employees out of work. government executive reported this month.
DeJoy said in July that for the USPS to break even in the long term, about 50,000 jobs would have to be cut, but he also said they expect that to happen naturally because he estimates that some 200,000 employees will retire over the next two years. .