USPS seeking seasonal employees but what happens if positions go unfilled?

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FARGO, ND. (Valley News Live): Retailers are looking for seasonal help. In this case, it involves the busiest time of the year, when it comes to mailing things.

The U.S. Postal Service needs more people to be sure they can get your packages from point A to B.

The parking lot at Prairiewood post office is full of cars of employees but they are looking to add to it with a number of positions for seasonal help.

"We've seen double digit growth in our parcel business and we've experienced a 30% increase over the prior year," said Interim Fargo Postmaster, Wayne Rolph.

The USPS is looking to add about 30 seasonal workers in just the Fargo area and that's in addition to the other job opening they have. Mailers have gone out to the region. They are looking to fill positions not only in North Dakota but Montana and South Dakota.

But what happens if they can fulfill their seasonal help, will it mean delays in mailing?

"The customers won't see a change, and our employees will have to put in longer days and more hours as well," explained Rolph. "So ultimately we would like to have the additional help so we don't have our regular work force putting in extremely long hours and days."

By the end of November the USPS will start delivering packages 7 days a week and as early as 6 a.m.
Rolph says they have positions that will fit an array of schedules even the opportunity to just on Sundays.

To learn more about the job opportunities, visit the USPS website. USPS staff say to check back to the postings often because they do come down every 5 days and then go back up.