US Postal Service hiring 35,000 new postal carriers

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Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#1 Jan 23, 2013
The US Postal Service is going to be hiring 35,000 new postal carriers nation wide. In the next 30 to 60 days. We signed a new contract January 11, 2013. If you want a carrier job the Postal Service is offering to sign up to take the Postal exam the next 5 days. Jan. 23-28. You have to pass the Postal exam to get a interview. SIGN UP AT www.USPS.COM/employment .

Best of luck to everyone!

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Jan 23, 2013
The black hole known as the Post Office is faced with a dilemma. Do they cut more workers? Or do they go broke and cut all their workers?

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U.S. Post Office cuts threaten source of black jobs

By Mary Wisniewski

Reuters – Mon, Jan 21, 2013.

CHICAGO (Reuters)- While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how much she loves her job at the U.S. Postal Service, and how much it would hurt if jobs such as hers were to disappear.

"These jobs are the middle class ..." said Dortch-Hardy, a tall, energetic 38-year-old, who took long strides as she wheeled her cart along a row of two- and three-story brick apartment houses. "Without this job, I don't know where I'd be right now."

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006, and more cuts could result as it struggles to avoid its own "fiscal cliff." As the United States honors Martin Luther King's civil rights legacy on Monday, many African-American workers may be facing new obstacles to achieving and maintaining a middle-class life style.

African-Americans represent 13.1 percent of the U.S. population and 11.6 percent of the labor force, according to a 2012 U.S. Department of Labor report. Nearly one in five African-American workers hold government jobs such as mail clerks, firefighters and teachers, the report said.

"There's a long tradition of the public sector being more friendly, or less hostile, to African-American workers," said Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "The Post Office is the best example."

African-Americans make up about 20 percent of U.S. Postal Service workers - and are the majority in some urban centers, representing 75 percent to 80 percent of the 5,000 letter carriers in the Chicago area, according to Mack Julion, president of the Chicago branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

But the public sector has cut nearly 600,000 jobs since 2009, due to shrinking government budgets and a range of other issues, according to the Bureau of Labor Relations. The slower recovery for African-Americans in the labor market has, in part, been the result of government layoffs after the end of the recession was declared, according to the Labor Department report.

In December, the black unemployment rate was 14 percent, roughly double that of whites.

While some other sectors of the economy are seeing recovery, the biggest problems may be just beginning for the Post Office, the second-largest civilian employer in the United States after Wal-Mart with about 536,000 career workers.

POSTAL TROUBLES

The Postal Service has been hurt by a switch to electronic mail from paper communication, as well as onerous retiree payments to the government.

Last week, the Postal Service Board of Governors met to discuss a range of cost-cutting measures to strengthen the service's finances following the loss of a staggering $15.9 billion in fiscal year 2012.
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The U.S. Congress has not been able to agree on legislation to overhaul the agency. The postmaster general has proposed eliminating Saturday mail delivery, closing some facilities and changing its benefit payment obligations, but congressional approval is needed for the more significant measures.

U.S. Postal Service labor costs, with most postal employees covered by collective bargaining agreements, have also been criticized as a contributor to its fiscal problems. Defenders of the service say labor costs have declined in recent years while worker productivity is at a record high.

With no action by Congress, the postal service is losing $25 million a day, by some estimates, and could run out of money by October.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/20/us-p...

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Probably not a good place to look for a job right now.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#3 Jan 23, 2013
U.S. Post Office Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class
Reuters | Posted: 01/20/2013 6:59 am EST | Updated: 01/20/2013 10:41 am EST
By Mary Wisniewski

CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters)- While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how much she loves her job at the U.S. Postal Service, and how much it would hurt if jobs such as hers were to disappear.

"There would be no middle class without these jobs - it would either be rich or poor," said Dortch-Hardy, a tall, energetic 38-year-old, who took long strides as she wheeled her cart along a row of two and three-story brick apartment houses.

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006, and more cuts could result as it struggles to avoid its own "fiscal cliff." As the United States honors Martin Luther King's civil rights legacy on Monday, many African-American workers may be facing new obstacles to achieving and maintaining a middle-class life style.

African-Americans represent 13.1 percent of the U.S. population and 11.6 percent of the labor force, according to a 2012 U.S. Department of Labor report. Nearly one in five African-American workers hold government jobs such as mail clerks, firefighters and teachers, the report said.

"There's a long tradition of the public sector being more friendly, or less hostile, to African-American workers," said Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "The Post Office is the best example."

African-Americans make up about 20 percent of U.S. Postal Service workers - and are the majority in some urban centers, representing 75 percent to 80 percent of the 5,000 letter carriers in the Chicago area, according to Mack Julion, president of the Chicago branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

But the public sector has cut nearly 600,000 jobs since 2009, due to shrinking government budgets and a range of other issues, according to the Bureau of Labor Relations. The slower recovery for African-Americans in the labor market has, in part, been the result of government layoffs after the end of the recession was declared, according to the DOL report. In December, the black unemployment rate was 14 percent, roughly double that of whites.

While some other sectors of the economy are seeing recovery, the biggest problems may be just beginning for the Post Office, the nation's second-largest civilian employer after Wal-Mart with about 536,000 career workers.

POSTAL TROUBLES

The Postal Service has been hurt by a switch to electronic mail from paper communication, as well as onerous retiree payments to the government.

Last week, the Postal Service Board of Governors met to discuss a range of cost-cutting measures to strengthen the service's finances following the loss of a staggering $15.9 billion in fiscal year 2012.
.
.
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The U.S. Congress has not been able to agree on legislation to overhaul the agency. The postmaster general has proposed eliminating Saturday mail delivery, closing some facilities and changing its benefit payment obligations, but congressional approval is needed for the more significant measures.

With no action by Congress, the postal service is losing $25 million a day, by some estimates, and could run out of money by October.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/20/us-p...

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#5 Jan 23, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
The black hole known as the Post Office is faced with a dilemma. Do they cut more workers? Or do they go broke and cut all their workers?
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U.S. Post Office cuts threaten source of black jobs
By Mary Wisniewski
Reuters – Mon, Jan 21, 2013.
CHICAGO (Reuters)- While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how much she loves her job at the U.S. Postal Service, and how much it would hurt if jobs such as hers were to disappear.
"These jobs are the middle class ..." said Dortch-Hardy, a tall, energetic 38-year-old, who took long strides as she wheeled her cart along a row of two- and three-story brick apartment houses. "Without this job, I don't know where I'd be right now."
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006, and more cuts could result as it struggles to avoid its own "fiscal cliff." As the United States honors Martin Luther King's civil rights legacy on Monday, many African-American workers may be facing new obstacles to achieving and maintaining a middle-class life style.
African-Americans represent 13.1 percent of the U.S. population and 11.6 percent of the labor force, according to a 2012 U.S. Department of Labor report. Nearly one in five African-American workers hold government jobs such as mail clerks, firefighters and teachers, the report said.
"There's a long tradition of the public sector being more friendly, or less hostile, to African-American workers," said Robert Zieger, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "The Post Office is the best example."
African-Americans make up about 20 percent of U.S. Postal Service workers - and are the majority in some urban centers, representing 75 percent to 80 percent of the 5,000 letter carriers in the Chicago area, according to Mack Julion, president of the Chicago branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
But the public sector has cut nearly 600,000 jobs since 2009, due to shrinking government budgets and a range of other issues, according to the Bureau of Labor Relations. The slower recovery for African-Americans in the labor market has, in part, been the result of government layoffs after the end of the recession was declared, according to the Labor Department report.
In December, the black unemployment rate was 14 percent, roughly double that of whites.
While some other sectors of the economy are seeing recovery, the biggest problems may be just beginning for the Post Office, the second-largest civilian employer in the United States after Wal-Mart with about 536,000 career workers.
POSTAL TROUBLES
The Postal Service has been hurt by a switch to electronic mail from paper communication, as well as onerous retiree payments to the government.
Last week, the Postal Service Board of Governors met to discuss a range of cost-cutting measures to strengthen the service's finances following the loss of a staggering $15.9 billion in fiscal year 2012.
.
.
.
The U.S. Congress has not been able to agree on legislation to overhaul the agency. The postmaster general has proposed eliminating Saturday mail delivery, closing some facilities and changing its benefit payment obligations, but congressional approval is needed for the more significant measures.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/20/us-p...
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Probably not a good place to look for a job right now.
The post office NEEDS to know what one of their employees is doing all day long, time for slewage to join the unemployed ranks.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Jan 23, 2013
Except it's the editorial WE, dummy ! LMAOROTFU~!

Did you "think" ANY INDIVIDUAL WORKER, signs the contract ?? LMAOROTFU~!

Ps- Prove anyone names Slew is a PO worker, than check your IQ, it's a quart LOW !!!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 23, 2013
The 2 "guys" who couldn't DO THE JOB commenting ?? REALLY ?? LMAOROTFU~!

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#8 Jan 23, 2013
Thinking you are posting anonymously is lacking forethought. Especially from your cubicle on rat island.
The Boss

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 24, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Ps- Prove anyone names Slew is a PO worker, than check your IQ, it's a quart LOW !!!
Slew, you are deficient in your duties as Topix Official Spell Checker.

"named" and "then"

Any more errors, and I am going to fire you just like the Post Office did.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#10 Jan 24, 2013
Both spelled correctly, too bad you're still a moron... LMAOROTFu ~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Jan 24, 2013
The sad part is, I have to work for a living, to support your government benefits, so you can sit at home all day posting crap complaining about others getting government benefits.

Do you see anything wrong with this picture, dickhead?
non union

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 24, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The US Postal Service is going to be hiring 35,000 new postal carriers nation wide. In the next 30 to 60 days. We signed a new contract January 11, 2013. If you want a carrier job the Postal Service is offering to sign up to take the Postal exam the next 5 days. Jan. 23-28. You have to pass the Postal exam to get a interview. SIGN UP AT www.USPS.COM/employment .
Best of luck to everyone!
just an additional money pit for liberals to waste more money. Close it down, it should be a private company NOT govt. controlled. ONLY - NON union jobs. unlike the current union structure of 8 weeks off 1 st yr @ 28.00 per hr.
__________ say good bye to the union @ the postal service.
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 24, 2013
The Postal Service can provide a woderful function by working on all the email servers sending email all over the world.

There is a need for them to select destinations for each email. Computers do that now but they make mistakes, humans don't make mistakes.

Think about it..
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#15 Jan 24, 2013
If you have to make up lies, why bother, moron guy ?
Consistent

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jan 24, 2013
Redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
Champ,
Me and my BOI's are gonna explode in our Saggy Pants if you do not back off a little bit with these brilliant posts!
..........cantgetitup, poorly, putz, McFred, wet bed, "imaginary" minions, Fired Mclosers, SO UNRELIABLE, really wet, LMAOROTFu~!........
Gawd you make us want you!
How did you get to be so smart?
Some may be intimidated by your Wisdom and Insights and the Special way you have of displaying your talents.....but not me and my Posse!
Oh yell I see that your head is still full of insects and other parsites,you should sniff a can of Raid,for the good of all humanity!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 24, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
If you have to make up lies, why bother, moron guy ?
After running modest profits from FY2004 through FY2006, the USPS lost $20.4 billion between
FY2007 and FY2010.13 Were it not for congressional action to reduce a statutorily required
payment to the benefits fund for retired postal workers, the USPS would have lost an additional
$4 billion in FY2009.14
As the USPS’s finances have deteriorated, its ability to absorb operating losses has been
diminished. Between FY2005 and FY2010, the USPS’s debt rose from $0 to $12 billion.15 (The
agency’s statutory debt limit is $15 billion (39 U.S.C. 2005(a)(2)(C)).) On July 28, 2009, the
Government Accountability Office (GAO) placed the U.S. Postal Service’s financial stability on
its list of high-risk areas needing congressional attention.16

http://www.postalconsumers.org/uploads/1/U.S....

What a well run organization.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#20 Jan 24, 2013
What other government origination ever made a profit ?? Go ahead, I'll wait until you get the sand outta your dumbass... LMAOROFU~!

Feel free to use UPS @$8 per piece... LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#22 Jan 24, 2013
What other government organization ever made a profit ?? Go ahead, I'll wait until you get the sand outta your dumbass... LMAOROFU~!

Feel free to use UPS @$8 per piece... LMAOROTFU~!
Consistent

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 24, 2013
Redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>
Champ, Do not worry. Me and the BOI's Feel that you are one of the Smartest Womyn on here!
Ignore them if they cut/paste the idiotic notice they take of your failed Spellchecker....it is not your fault!....YOU are a Victim!
"government origination"
and this Uniquely Slewage Gem!
"sand outta your dumbass"
Consistence is the Champ of the wheelchair derby,sponsored by "Depends" never leave home without us and by phillips vodka,never sign how dry I am again!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#24 Jan 24, 2013
Wow, 35,000 jobs at the USPS! That should make a dent in the unemployment status!! BFD!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#25 Jan 24, 2013
Good paying American union jobs, which will ACTUALLY trickle down to home purchases, cars, goods, and services... Nice you hate American jobs/workers....

Go away, if you hate it here !!!

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