The postal service plans on closing 233 facilities as a way to ‘cut costs’. So while they will be saving money, those who are let off from their job will be back to trying to find something with a decent pay- which is almost impossible. They wonder why so many familiar have to rely on the low payments from government assistance to kind of survive. If things keep going like this, more and more familiar are going to be out on the street with foreclosed homes and lack of pay on bills.
Not only are they cutting facilities and jobs, the postal service plans on eliminating next day mail in order to cut the amount of workers needed for these quick jobs. So if you are expecting something in the mail, expect to get it only in standard. The postal service has already gotten rid of over 140,000 jobs over the last 5 years. They plan on having this plan come into action sometime around the end of May of this year. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see the effects this will have on our economy as well.