Oct. 30, 2023

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

Reap the Benefits of a Postal Career

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.

“I very much enjoy working with our customers and facilitating their needs. Getting them their mail and packages, sending out their outgoing mail and packages… there really is a lot of joy in getting people connected and helping them stay connected with their family and friends,” said David Tapia, postmaster, Orondo, WA.

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. Andria Merrill, postmaster, Odessa, WA says, “I have been able to provide for all my three daughters’ needs and most of their wants thanks to my career with the postal service.”

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:




Thursday, Nov. 2

WorkSource Tacoma
2121 State St. Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98405

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Bellevue Crossroads Post Office
15731 NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Dress for Success
Opportunity Fair
Pacific Place Mall

600 Pine St., 1st Level
(next to Debonair Décor)
Seattle, WA 98101

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9

WorkSource Tacoma
2121 State St. Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98405

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Bellevue Crossroads Post Office
15731 NE 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Union Job Fair
Seattle Labor Temple

5030 1st Ave., S
Seattle, WA 98134

4 p.m. – 6 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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