Post Offices in Turlock, nationwide hiring ahead of holiday surge

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In preparation for the upcoming holidays, the Turlock Post Office is looking to hire additional workers as online orders surge.

As preparations for the 2021 winter holidays continue, the U.S. Postal Service is currently hiring more than 40,000 seasonal positions — nine of which are in Turlock. It’s the agency’s peak season for mail and package deliveries, and the already-busy period has been amplified by the pandemic. 

While e-commerce was already an expanding industry prior to COVID-19, the virus forced even more shoppers online. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, online sales in 2020 increased 32.4% from 2019 to 2020. E-commerce revenue hit $791.70 billion last year, up from $598.02 billion in 2019 and representing the highest rate of annual online sales growth for which data is available.

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