Oct. 30, 2023

USPS Employees Say, ‘It’s More Than Just Delivering Mail’

Reap the Benefits of a Postal Career in Spokane

Postal Team

A Postal Service career is more than just a daily routine. Whether or not an employee wears a uniform or business attire, there is a pride that comes with the responsibility of serving millions of customers and communities throughout the United States.

“No two days are alike! We have a routine, but something is always changing,” said Karen Johnston, St. John, WA. postmaster

That feeling is called #PostalProud and it’s available to anyone who wants a career with the most trusted federal government agency.

A job with the Postal Service offers employees the ability to work where they live, good pay, stability, lifelong benefits and career advancement opportunities throughout the entire agency. “I’ve been able to pursue a second career, learn about retail and delivery in a hands on way and succeed in my professional goals,” Johnston said.

The Postal Service continues to aggressively hire in many locations across the country. With a workforce of more than 635,000, USPS is one of the nation’s largest employers with ongoing attrition needs. And combined with the ongoing nationwide challenges faced by most employers, we are hiring for the holidays -- and beyond.  

Make plans to become the newest of the more than 635,000 postal employees across the nation by attending one of the upcoming job fairs. No appointment is necessary:




Friday, Nov. 3

Spokane Valley Library
22 N. Herald Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 17

Spokane Shadle Park Library
2111 W., Wellesley Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Employees will be available to help fair attendees with benefits, qualifications, and application questions. Laptops will be available on the day of the event for immediate application submission.

Starting pay varies depending on the job. But starting pay for carriers ranges between $19 and $20 per hour paid bi-weekly. Applications are accepted online at www.usps.com/careers.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background investigation. Although in some instances, interested candidates can also be 16 with a high school diploma. Applicants must also be available to work weekends and holidays.

If someone can’t make it to the listed events, or for additional information regarding available positions in all areas, applicants can go to our website at www.usps.com/careers. Jobs are uploaded every other Tuesday until filled, and postings are updated frequently, so check back often for additional opportunities. Potential applicants can also visit any Post Office location for more information.

Stabilizing our workforce to ensure we consistently service nearly 165 million addresses across the country is one part of the Postal Service’s 10-year Delivering for America plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence.

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