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Postal Service looking for help

More than 500 positions available; apply online

information provided by the United State Postal Service

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (October 29, 2018) – In anticipation of another record holiday mailing season, the Postal Service is hiring more than 500 employees to work at processing facilities and Post Offices throughout the Central Illinois District. No experience is required, and training is provided.

The open positions include City Carrier Assistant, Rural Carrier Associate, Assistant Rural Carrier, Mail Handler Assistant, Casual Mail Handler, and Postal Support Employee.

Some positions are longer term positions and could lead to permanent placement with the Postal Service. There is a variety of hours offered as well as locations. The hourly wages range from $15.66 to $17.78 with varying shifts and days off.

The only way to apply is to visit Click on “Search Now,” select “Search Jobs,” select “ILLINOIS,” click “Start,” and then click on the link for the appropriate job. Jobs are posted frequently.

A general overview of USPS employment requirements, specific job requirements, and hourly pay is available at the website. Applicants must be 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with a high school diploma. All applicants must be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background investigation. Some positions require an exam. Any position that has a driving requirement will also require a valid driver’s license and a clean DMV two-year driving history. Citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Additionally, if an applicant has been outside of the U.S. for more than six months out of the last five years, the Postal Service is not able to process a clearance. This applies to both U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens.

Job openings will be regularly updated until all positions are filled. Interested applicants should log on to frequently to check for new postings.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.