U.S. Postal Service preparing for record holiday season

Posted at 5:15 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 19:15:33-04

It may only be September, but the U.S. Postal Service is busy preparing for what's anticipated to be a record holiday season.

USPS is hiring more than 100 employees for seasonal help across southern Idaho. 

Last holiday season, mail carriers delivered a record 808 million packages, a 15 percent increase from the year before, and another double-digit increase is expected again this year.

"It's really one of the best seasonal jobs you can get to pick up a little bit of extra money for the holiday season," said Dan Corral, Boise Postmaster. "We have all kinds of different shifts available. We have late graveyard shifts, swing shifts and early morning, of course, delivery operations."

Open positions include clerks, carriers, mail handlers and postal support.

Postal officials say they typically start seeing holiday mail about a week before Thanksgiving. 

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