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'You can double your salary': United States Postal Service hiring at Milwaukee job fair

Posted at 7:17 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 08:17:35-04

MILWAUKEE -- The United States Postal Service is hiring, but who isn’t? A downtown Milwaukee job fair is getting plenty of traffic, and USPS officials know they are looking to fill positions in a very competitive market place.

It’s why they’re touting entry level jobs, that quickly turn into careers.

“In just a few years, you can double your salary,” explained District Human Resources Manager Diana Nygaard.

Milwaukee is part of the Lakeland District, which is looking to fill hundreds of open positions. Many of those positions are in Milwaukee.

They aren't just hiring letter carriers. They’re hiring drivers, mechanics, clerks, and many others.

A staggering number of Postal Workers are already eligible for retirement. Half the post office could retire today.

That’s both a challenge and an opportunity for the USPS. It means entry level workers can move up quickly. Applicants don’t have to take Nygaard’s word for it because it's her experience that speaks for itself.

“I came in a long time ago. I was a casual mail handler. I did that for a few months, and then I became a clerk. Within three months, I was supervising,” Nygaard said.

She also added that you don’t need a college degree to qualify for management positions.

Every position available starts at more than $12 per hour.

The job fair continues at the downtown Milwaukee post office through Friday, May 3.