John Fieg travels the same route every day.
Dropping off mail that keeps people connected with the world.
“As a letter carrier I get to drive around in my truck and although we are supposed to be at certain spots in certain places I have a little bit more freedom and time is a little bit more of my own as long as I get my job done.” Letter carrier John Fieg said.
A job that's now open for residents.
The United States postal service has opened many of these jobs in Alabama.
“It’s the typical job of sorting the mail. The person will have to know how to read of course and have to have good organizational skills because some of our routes have a lot of walking on them.” Postal officer in charge Chris Turk said.
And you don’t need previous experience.
“This is an opportunity to cut costs by hiring new people off the street. And this is a sign we do need more people and the mail is still going strong.” Turk said.
“It’s always picks up at this time of year anyway, but if it continues to pick up and we will continue to hire people, that will be good. Because it’s a good job.” Fieg said.
The only way to apply for the job is online, but there's no cost to apply.
Turk says any site that charges you money is a scam.
“I caution a lot of the companies that advertise things they have a fee. Anything the post office does, doesn’t have a fee associated with it so they should be mindful of that.” Turk said.
“You meet lots of interesting people go into offices and generally people are friendly to the mailman.” Fieg said.
Turk and Fieg hope this good news is a turning point for the United States Postal Service.
“Don’t count the post office this is still an organization where you can still make a good living.” Turk said.
Some of the job openings offer more than twenty dollars an hour.