U.S. Postal Service to detail major cuts affecting thousands

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON - The Washington Post is reporting that the U.S. Postal Service is expected to detail how it plans to cut about 7,500 administrative positions.

Postal officials previously announced plans to cut the 7,500 positions in January, and Thursday's announcement clarifies which positions are impacted.

The job cuts are expected to impact about 2,000 postmasters.

Cutting postmasters is especially noteworthy, because it will likely prompt USPS to close the post offices they operate.

Though 7,500 seems like an impressive figure, remember the Postal Service still has about 520,000 full-time workers; another 234,000 employees left in the last decade on their own volition or through early-retirement incentive programs.

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