May 1, 2020

Surge in Packages Prompts Hiring

Media Invited to Behind-the-Scenes Look at USPS Processing Facility


USPS is experiencing an unprecedented increase in packages – breaking even peak holiday records.  Media are invited to tour the Margaret L. Sellers Processing & Distribution Center to get a glimpse of the volume of packages being mailed, the essential workers behind the scenes, and to speak to the manager of the facility about how USPS is responding to the increase.

Prompt hiring must be conducted in order to process these unforeseen amounts of mail. In order to maintain optimum service to customers, USPS needs to hire up to 500 employees immediately for the region.


Appointments available from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., until all blocks are reserved.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

RSVP by Monday, May 11, 2020 to 858-674-3107 to schedule timeslot

**For safety reasons open shoes (sides, toes, or heels), heels more than 11/2 inches in height, or spike heels regardless of height are not allowed on the plant floor. All visitors are required to wear fully covered leather shoes, masks, and maintain social distance from employees. Interviews must be conducted using equipment to maintain 6’ distance.


Senior Plant Manager Lisa Baldwin, who manages 1,100 employees at the processing center.


Margaret L. Sellers Processing and Distribution Center
11251 Rancho Carmel Drive
San Diego, CA 92199 (Administration parking lot #3)


This facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. It is staffed by a rarely seen, but essential workforce of USPS, providing a vital link in the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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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