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Postal Service adding temp workers for Christmas

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
October 2, 2012 4:22 pm

Retailers aren’t the only employers beefing up their workforces for the coming holiday season.

The U.S. Postal Service announced today it is hiring temporary employees to work during the upcoming holiday mailing season at mail processing facilities across Washington.

Mailhandler positions are available at the following locations – Seattle Christmas Facility (near Sea-Tac Airport); Priority Mail Annex in Kent; Network Distribution Center in Federal Way and at the processing and distribution facilities in Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Olympia, Wenatchee, Yakima, Pasco and Spokane.

The non-career positions pay $11 an hour and there are no benefits. Applicants must be a U.S.citizen or a resident alien. Number of hours worked will depend on mail volume.

All applicants must be at least age 18 at the time of hire (or be 16 with a high school diploma) and be a U.S. citizen or have permanent alien status.

Potential applicants must apply for the positions online at the Postal Service’s website –
usps.com/employment. Go to Washington State and then select Casual 07 for available
positions in the state.

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