MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — South Carolina residents looking for work will have multiple chances to learn about a possible career with the United State Postal Service (USPS) beginning on Tuesday.
The federal agency has announced job fairs on multiple days to fill openings in several major South Carolina cities. According to a statement released by the USPS on Saturday, the positions that are available are in North Charleston, Hardeeville, McCormick, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Moncks Corner, and Goose Creek.
The news comes as the Postal Service reports that it is preparing for the holiday season which will include an increase in online shopping and shipping if past years are any indication. As such, applicants are advised that they should be available to work weekends and holidays.
The USPS reports that it is interested in people seeking seasonal, part-time, or full-time employment. The agency has immediate openings for city carrier assistants, postal support employees, assistant rural carriers, and rural carrier associates.
Starting pay for the positions ranges from $18.92 to $19.50 per hour with pay coming bi-weekly. Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. They may also be required to use a personal vehicle and be able to pass a drug screening and criminal background investigation.
Additional details on these positions and others are available at the USPS careers website.
Job fairs kick off on Oct. 18 (Tuesday) with an event at the Hardeeville Post Office located at 23848 Whyte Hardee Boulevard, Hardeeville, South Carolina. That event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The next events will be on Oct. 19 (Wednesday) and include fairs in Moncks Corner and North Charleston. The first of these will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berkeley County Library located at 1003 North Highway 52, Moncks Corner, South Carolina. This event will involve post offices in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Moncks Corner, and Goose Creek.
The next event is the same day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at SC Trident which is located at 1903 Hanahan Road Suite 200, North Charleston, South Carolina.
The final event listed is on Oct. 21 (Friday) at the McCormick Post Office at 201 North Pine Street, McCormick, South Carolina. This event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The USPS plans to have agency personnel at the events to help potential applicants and provide additional position information.