The U.S. Postal Service is holding a series of job fairs in an effort to fill dozens of openings.


On Wednesday, it will hold a job fair in Shelburne as part of its effort to fill many as 100 new jobs. But hiring liaison Ashley Hamilton says not enough people are available to staff them.

“Everybody is short handed, so we need to just staff up,” she said. “I want to get our post offices staffed again.”

The USPS is mainly looking for processing, office and sales clerks, as well as carriers and handlers to get mail out to the public.

Hamilton said January is usually a quiet time of the year for hiring.

But, she added, “I do see the need out there, for pretty much every town.”

The USPS will also hold job fairs Tuesday, January 24th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Essex Post Office; and Thursday, January 26th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Barre Post Office.