More workers needed at booming Watertown and Waltham Post Offices

The Watertown and Waltham Post Offices are looking to hire 30-50 letter carriers over the next 12 months. USPS will be holding a hiring event at the Watertown Post Office, 126 Main Street, Watertown: July 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Known as City Carrier Assistants (CCA’s), the jobs start at $16.06 an hour with immediate health benefits and available overtime pay. After 6-12 months, the carriers are eligible to apply for a career position with even better benefits including a federal pension. Due to the high level of upcoming retirements, there are great opportunities for advancement within USPS including becoming a sales clerk as well as positions in accounting, human resources and management. Candidates need to be 18 or have a high school diploma, be a legal resident of the US, and have 2 years of driving experience. Additional positions are available as auto mechanics and truck drivers.

The US Postal Service is the 2nd largest employer in the United States and one of the nation’s largest employers of veterans. USPS shipping revenue rose 11.4% in fiscal year 2015 and they deliver millions of Amazon packages each year. Direct mail is one of the largest advertising channels for US businesses. The current US Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, started her career as a Letter Carrier. To look for current openings or to apply online check out: For assistance with your application, contact


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