USPS works to address staff shortages, delivery delays

Those attending job fair told to apply online

Problems with mail delays started to happen in the weeks leading up to the election.
Problems with mail delays started to happen in the weeks leading up to the election.

DETROIT – Problems with mail delays started to happen in the weeks leading up to the election.

People across Metro Detroit have been left waiting for weeks to get mail. The United States Postal Service has said the delays are because of the COVID pandemic and staffing shortages.

On Tuesday, the USPS took steps to fix that. The postal service held a job fair but it wasn’t what applicants expected.

“The postal service set up here on Livernois today. They want to hire you. They pumped up what they called a job fair today but every applicant that showed up was simply told to go online and apply there,” USPS employee George Finley said.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.