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Quad Cities Among Areas Seeking Temporary USPS Jobs

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The following is a release from the United States Postal Service concerning temporary jobs in the area: 

DES MOINES, IA — Iowa's two largest mail-sorting centers again are gearing up for the busy holiday mailing season by offering temporary employment at the Network Distribution Center (NDC), located at 4000 109th St. in Urbandale, and the Des Moines Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC), located at 1165 2nd Ave.

Approximately 255 temporary holiday positions are available in the Des Moines area, with 30 positions available in Cedar Rapids, 18 positions in Waterloo, and 18 positions in the Quad Cities. The temporary positions of Postal Support Clerk and Casual Mailhandler are for the period of November 16 through January 10, 2014. The hourly wage is $11.50 - $14.89 with varying shifts and days off.

USPS has City Carrier Assistant openings throughout the Hawkeye District, which includes most of Iowa and the Quad-City communities in Illinois. The appointments are for 360 days with the possibility of additional appointments. The hourly wage is $15.00 with limited benefits. A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required.

These USPS positions earn competitive wages with an additional premium for hours worked between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., with varying hours of work per week.

Applications are being accepted from Preference Eligible Veterans and Non-Preference Eligible. First consideration will be given to all Preference Eligible Veterans. Those interested may apply at www.usps.com, select "Careers" at the bottom of the page, click on "Search Jobs Online," select Iowa or Illinois, click "Start," then click on the link for the appropriate job.

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