This week, Americans were shocked when they learned that the U.S. Postal Service was being criticized for wasteful spending. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular cartoon “The Simpsons,” they printed one billion stamps that cost taxpayers $1.2 million. Only 318 million of the $0.44 stamps were sold. The cost of stamps has risen to $0.45 and the USPS had to destroy the stamps.
In another headline, Bloomberg News credits the USPS with revolutionizing retailing in 1913 when it started delivering mail order packages to customers living in rural areas and outside of express companies’ territories.
It seems the rural territories, nearly 100 years later, still have a need for the services of USPS. The USPS office is now hiring RCA’s, short for rural carrier associates, and other jobs. Apply online at www.usps.com. It’s easy to do. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Careers. Next, click on “search our latest job openings” located in the Search Jobs & Apply Online box. Enter search criteria, for example, by scrolling down to “Georgia” in location or enter the job title in the Keywords box. Then, click start. Once the list of jobs appears, click on the job for information and further instructions.