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Ho-ho-ho hiring: Christmas rush begins for U.S. Postal Service

In anticipation of another record holiday mailing season, the Postal Service is hiring more employees to work at processing facilities and Post Offices throughout the Gateway District, which covers most of the southern parts of Illinois and parts of Missouri. No experience required, and training is provided.

The open positions include holiday clerk assistant, city carrier assistant, mail handler assistant and postal support employees mail processing clerk, and other opportunities.

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 $16.55 to $18.15 with varying shifts and days off.

The only way to apply is at

From the website, click on “Search Now,” select “Search Jobs” select “ILLINOIS” or “MISSOURI” then click “Start,” and then click on the link for the appropriate job. Jobs are posted frequently, so keep checking in every day.

Job openings will be regularly updated until all positions are filled Oct. 1 through Dec. 1. Interested applicants should log on to frequently to check for new postings.

The Postal Service is a great place to work which offers competitive pay, diverse workplace, sense of service to the community and other rewarding opportunities to offer job seekers.

The Postal Service says it receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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