Postal Service touts hiring spree while agency faces financial turmoil, 20 employee deaths

Simultaneously, the Postal Service is facing criticism of its efforts to protect employees who continue to work during the pandemic.

Brennan reported that 20 USPS employees have died from coronavirus, 1,000 employees have tested positive and 6,000 are in self-quarantine after possible exposure to the virus.

“I still see postal delivery persons who are not wearing gloves, who are not wearing face masks. I get anecdotal information about the fact that hand sanitizer is still not available to everyone in the workplace,” Connolly said.

Connolly previously told WUSA9 that President Donald Trump was responsible for removing $25 billion from the CARES Act stimulus bill that would have infused USPS with needed funds to remain viable.

Trump responded directly to WUSA9’s question Monday in his daily Coronavirus Task Force briefing by claiming Amazon and other large internet companies were contributing to the demise of the Postal Service.

In spite of the mounting obstacles facing both USPS employees and the agency’s financial viability, USPS announced a hiring spree as they seek workers in the Washington, D.C. metro area for a variety of jobs.


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