USPS problems surface in Chambersburg as Carlisle recruits workers


(WHTM) — abc27 continues to report about the ongoing mail problems in the Carlisle area for weeks now. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Carlisle Post Office held a job fair to find new carriers.

“The mail’s supposed to run rain, sleet, or snow. And we wondered what happened. Is it going to snow early or what,” Tenial Carbone, Carlisle resident, said through laughter.

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While abc27 staff was at the fair around 12:30 p.m., staff said about 20 people filled out an application or showed interest in a job. Carbone thinks the job far is a good thing but is not sure many people will end up taking the offer.

“I understand why the mail is being late, but what can you do about it? They’re doing their best. Anybody that’s working today, whether it be the post office, the bank, whatever, they’re doing their best,” Carbone said.

Meanwhile, while abc27 was getting ready to cover that story, we received a call in the newsroom from Chambersburg. A viewer there told abc27 that she has not been receiving mail lately for sometimes a week at a time. When we asked people at the borough there what they know, they showed us a letter from Council President Alice Elia from way back in March complaining about the late delivery of utility bills.

Alice Elia says the borough of Chambersburg did successfully convince a lot of residents to sign up for online bill pay for their utilities. The Chambersburg Post Office will be hosting a fair on Thursday, Oc. 28.

Those interested in a position with USPS should visit the USPS employment website by clicking here. To see future USPS Midstate job fair dates, click here.

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