Video: USPS recruiting more city carrier assistants

From USPS News Link:

The Postal Service is recruiting more people to serve in city carrier assistant (CCA) positions, non-career jobs that offer a stepping stone toward permanent employment with USPS.

CCAs fill in for regular carriers on their routes and perform other mail delivery and collection tasks. Since the position was created in 2013, more than 9,000 CCAs have been converted to career status.

In a new recruitment video, CCAs discuss the job and why they enjoy it, even when it’s challenging. “It looks like an easy job, it really does,” says Alexandria, VA, CCA Juan Butler. “But when you’re out there, you find out it’s not as easy as you think it is.”

CCAs deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle, dealing with the same challenges that regular carriers face. Niagara Falls, NY, CCA Alexandra Dell said the job isn’t for the faint of heart. “If you’re a lazy person, I would not suggest this job,” she said.

If you know someone who may be interested in a CCA job, encourage them to visit the USPS Careers site.

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  • Bozee

    Management wins big time with this program. Union looks like a winner for a while but ends up being the big loser when regulars don’t pay union dues because of lack of overtime and cca’s don’t even bother to join the union because of lack of weekly hours. The beginnings of an extremely irate work force.

  • Gregg Grubbs

    What a warm and fuzzy video.Now for the bad news.$15 an hour,no benefits,abused by management,forced to work on Sundays etc…and the career carriers don’t really like you all that much.Sounds good doesn’t it!!

  • jonnyohio

    I wonder how much money the post office has lost on the cca position…I don’t recall them having to spend money on making propaganda movies to get people to apply in the past. They train a ton of them, and most quit. They could just stop with the stupid videos, bump the pay up, get rid of the stupid voucher system, and give CCAs access to better medical coverage after 90 days, and the job just may be worth it,mans they wouldn’t be spending a bunch of money having to train new people all the time.

  • kk29

    Yeah, it makes no sense at all. I’ve seen so many CCAs and RCAs get hired, go through weeks of training, and then quit when they find a real job with benefits. Of course service suffers ( not that this matters to the PO ), but even the bottom line suffers when all the time and money spent in hiring and training goes for naught. You’re right: make the job attractive and you will attract quality individuals. Everybody wins!

  • jb

    lack of OT? we’re working 6 days–10-12 hrs a day here…