Counting Opportunities for a New Revenue Stream


For small companies, hiring new employees can be an exhaustive process to ensure the right fit between employee and employer. For large organizations, that process can be far more daunting when all of the intricacies of hiring a large number of people can require significant resources. A prototype project by one postal organization might be a small glimpse into the future of a potential business opportunity.

To gear up for its 2020 survey, the Census Bureau is testing a new process for hiring the talent it needs for a smooth and comprehensive count. With the need to hire hundreds of thousands of individuals, the task could prove overwhelming when each nuance of the process is factored in. Fortunately for the organization, the opportunity to offset some of the employment application processing to a third party has the potential decrease the cost and workload involved in the process.

Starting this month, the Postal Service is partnering with the Census Bureau to test the possibility of hiring part-time Census employees to perform residential interviews for the 2020 Census. During the test, selected Post Offices in Maricopa County, AZ, will be equipped with the training tools, laptop computers, fingerprint capture devices, and other equipment needed to hire a small number of candidates. The test is expected to run from April through July 2015. If successful, the test project has the potential to expand use to other locations.

Do you think the Postal Service could offer employment processing services to other organizations beyond the Census?

Career Fair Tomorrow Afternoon

Flyer-OnlineJobFair 111914a If you or someone you know is interested in a job with the Postal Service, tune in for a special event tomorrow afternoon. During a live Virtual Career Fair on Nov. 19 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST, USPS recruiters will be available to answer your questions about current job openings, where positions are located, and the various qualifications for obtaining them. To access the event, go to, create an account, and login at the time of the chat session.

Career Fair Coming Soon

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For those with friends, family and other acquaintances that may be interested in joining the postal team, there’s an opportunity one week from today that may be of interest to them.

The Postal Service is hosting an online job fair on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The event provides the opportunity for individuals nationwide to ask USPS recruiters questions in a comfortable, online setting.

To access the event, go to, create an account, and login at the time of the chat session. A list of available positions and locations are also available on the site as well as a list of specific job requirements and restrictions.

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