USPS: Online shoppers could spend as much as $117 billion this holiday season

Online holiday sales could increase as much as 10 percent this year, which means another seasonal spike in package deliveries is probably on the horizon. The National Retail Federation predicts total sales in November and December will bring in $655.8 billion, up 3.6 percent from last year. Online and other “non-store” sales are expected to […]

Delivering for America: USPS remains vital to the American economy, society

The Postal Service remains vital to the American economy and to American society. Six-days a week, year-round, homes and businesses in every American town, city and county depend on the Postal Service. And the holiday season is no different. This holiday season, U.S. employees will be working seven days a week to ensure that your […]

USPS expects more than 640 million pieces of mail on Monday

Postal Service Ready for Busiest Mailing Day of the Year WASHINGTON — Monday, Dec. 15, will mark the Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed. Last year 607 million pieces of mail were delivered during the holiday season, reflecting an increase […]

USPS offers best value for shipping packages during holiday season

We all know that in order to keep up with high demand during the holiday season, many companies hire more employees. This makes sense when you consider that about 20 percent of all retail sales are generated during the holiday season and that nearly all Americans celebrate a winter holiday. Still, the statistics on holiday […]

Game on – Internal holiday ‘playbook’ sent to postal employees

USPS is sending employees a mailer this week to remind them that the holidays are the Postal Service’s time to shine. The internal “playbook” looks similar to the national playbook for customers, but instead of holiday shipping tips, it offers “postal plays” to help motivate employees to deliver packages on time, every time. The playbook […]

USPS expects stronger holiday package growth than rivals

The Postal Service is expecting stronger package growth than its competitors this holiday season. USPS expects to deliver between 450 million and 475 million packages during the holidays, up roughly 12 percent from last year. UPS projects it will deliver 585 million packages, up 11 percent, while FedEx expects to move 290 million shipments, an […]

USPS in Oregon and Texas hiring over 300 holiday temp employees

PORTLAND, OR — The United States Postal Service is now accepting online applications for more than 300 seasonal, non-career holiday term employees to work in Oregon – 278 of them in Portland’s mail processing facilities. Applicants must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate. Background checks and drug tests will be […]

USPS in Utah to hire 360 holiday temp employees and 40 city carrier assistants

(September 21, 2014) SALT LAKE CITY, UT — In the coming weeks the U.S. Postal Service will hire approximately 400 employees to work at select Utah Post Offices; 360 of the positions are temporary for the holidays only, and 40 are year-long appointments. Most of the positions are based in the Wasatch Front. The temporary […]

UPS hiring over 90,000 temp workers, adding thousands of vehicles, aircraft for Holiday delivery surge

UPS faced criticism last Christmas when a surge in online shopping and a harsh winter caught the company off guard, leading to huge delays that frustrated customers and ran up costs. UPS underestimated holiday volume so most packages were delivered after Christmas. After the holiday debacle, UPS announced in February that it is investing more […]