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The City of Boston and the U.S. Postal Service to host job fairs in City Neighborhoods May 31

May 28, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

On Saturday, May 31, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Greater Boston District Manager John (Mike) Powers are to host five job fairs in Boston neighborhoods. Job fair attendees can apply and learn about the City Carriers Assistant (CCA) job openings at postal facilities throughout Boston. USPS human resources professionals and City of Boston employees will be on hand at the fair to answer questions and assist attendees with applications. 

"It is our responsibility to develop partnerships and educational opportunities to provide residents with the resources they need to find long-term employment and economic security," said Mayor Walsh. "The partnership we have forged with USPS is helping the City to make that a reality."

The job fairs will be held on Saturday, May 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center,1 Worrell Street, Dorchester
  • BCYF Mildred Avenue, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan
  • Honan-Allston Boston Public Library Branch, 300 N. Harvard Street, Allston
  • BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston
  • BCYF Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale

Additional sessions will be held as follows:

Monday, June 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • BCYF Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont Street, Roxbury

Thursday, June 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Roxbury Resource Center, 2201 Washington Street, Roxbury
  • South Boston Resource Center, 489 East Broadway, South Boston

"The U.S. Postal Service is one of our nation’s largest employers with a career workforce of 500,000 employees. Here in the Greater Boston Area we are looking to add 200 employees to our local work force," said Powers. "By teaming up with Mayor Walsh and his administration, we believe we can accomplish this goal."

The majority of USPS entry-level workers are hired through a competitive process which begins when a job application is submitted. CCAs are appointed for a term of 360 calendar days and may be reappointed for another 360-day term after a five day break in service. The positions entail all the duties normally performed by a city letter carrier and may lead to a long-term career position. Salary and limited benefits include $15.30 an hour, paid vacation days, and eligibility for health care benefits. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, exemplary driving record, and two years of driving experience. 

Individuals are also welcome to apply online: Online applicants will be required to create a profile and fill out an employment application. Once completed, search for the CCA openings in the Boston by:

  • Clicking the "search jobs online" link;
  • Clicking "search criteria for employment opportunities," choose "Massachusetts" and then click "start;" and 
  • Clicking on the position opening of interest and "apply."

If contacted for further consideration, candidates will be required to pass all pre-employment suitability factors including, but not limited to: employment history background check; military history; criminal conviction history; drug screening, personal interview and if selected, medical suitability. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a territory owing allegiance to the United States. 

The USPS receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.