The United States Postal Service has announced it will be holding 22 job fairs in July throughout the Delaware and Lehigh Valley region to help attract potential employees. Among the scheduled job fairs are seven in Chester and Montgomery counties.
At each job fair, applicants will have an opportunity to view open positions on the Postal Service website and apply for open positions.
Human resources representatives and postmasters will be on hand at each location to provide detailed information about current positions available and to assist job seekers if they have questions or issues with navigating the application process.
“We are doing everything we can to bring our postal personnel out to as many locations as possible to meet one-on-one with potential applicants to discuss the many opportunities in ‘Delivering for America,’” USPS spokesman Paul F. Smith said in a statement.
The hiring events are in support of the agency’s growing customer base. The Postal Service adds more than 5,800 new addresses every day to its delivery network nationwide, Smith previously told MediaNews Group, so there is a continuous need for postal employees. In addition, he said there are more than 1,823 post office locations in Pennsylvania.
Among the scheduled job fairs are the following across the tri-county region:
• July 5 — Downingtown Post Office, 470 Boot Rd., Downingtown, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 12 — Kennett Square Post Office, 222 E. State St., Kennett Square, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 13 — Coatesville Post Office, 230 E. Chestnut St., Coatesville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 19 — Hatfield Post Office, 45 N. Main St., Hatfield, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 20 — West Chester Post Office, 1050 Airport Rd., West Chester, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 21 — Exton Post Office, 430 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 28 — Hatboro Post Office, 12 N York Rd., Hatboro, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additional job fairs will be held in Philadelphia, Macungie, Doylestown, Bethlehem, and Wilmington, Del. throughout July.
Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply. Individuals attending the job fairs are asked to bring identification such as a driver’s license. It is not necessary to attend one of the job fairs to apply. Applicants can access the Postal Service jobs website from home by visiting usps.com/careers.
The July job fairs are in addition to a series of six job fairs held earlier this month.
The U.S. Postal Service’s Delivering for America initiative is a 10-year transformation plan, according to the agency, “to modernize the postal network, restore long-term financial sustainability, dramatically improve service across all mail and shipping categories, and maintain the organization as one of America’s most valued and trusted brands.”