RAPID CITY, S.D. –
Although the U.S. Postal Service posted a third-quarter loss of $1.96 billion, package volume is increasing. And, that means they need more workers, which is why many of us got a postcard in the mail seeking help.
It’s part of a new hiring campaign, not only in Rapid City, but in Sioux Falls, Huron and just about anywhere in the areas impacted by Bakken oil boom.
It’s due to a 17 percent increase in parcels or packages, which translates to a greater need for bodies on the mail room floor. While the jobs being advertised are mostly seasonal in our area, supervisor of customer services Sunny Magnuson said now could be a real career opportunity for those looking to live in oil country.
"The Bakken are, if you go up there, within about a month, you’ll probably be a career postal employee. It’s growing at a substantial rate, and the faster something grows, the higher the demand is for everything from putting mail in a box to getting it delivered to the customers out there," Magnuson said.