By Tim Hudak – August 17, 2021
There may not be a stoplight in your hometown, but there’s a United States Postal Service® (USPS) post office. Post offices become the hub of many communities because they are reliable. It’s comforting that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will prevent letter carriers from delivering the mail. This dedication to mission is something Veterans hold dear as well.
That’s why USPS is specifically reaching out to Veterans as they staff up. USPS has a long history of providing career opportunities to those who’ve previously served and values the leadership, reliability, and high-tech skills Veterans can bring, as well as their loyalty, leadership, reliability, and integrity.
Nearly 100,000 Veterans currently work for USPS and more than 100,000 positions are available across the nation such as:
- City and rural postal carriers
- City carrier assistants
- Tractor trailer operators
- Sales and support
- Mail processors
- Mail handler assistants
These positions are available full time, or just on weekends and holidays.
Veterans, disabled Veterans, Reservists, spouses of disabled Veterans, widows or widowers of Veterans and mothers of Veterans all receive special preference for these USPS positions.
To view positions near you or across the country visit USPS.com/Careers
USPS treats military service as prior employment. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for Veteran’s preference on your online application. The Postal Service requires that you submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or VA showing dates of service and type of discharge. Request your military service records (including DD214)
Source: VAntage Point