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Postal Service Looks For Workers On Long Island In Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

United States Postal Service mail truck (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

United States Postal Service mail truck (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Have you been looking for work since superstorm Sandy struck the area? There is good news for you.

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After hearing the stories about people needing jobs in the Rockaways, the United States Postal Service on Long Island called the WCBS 880 newsroom to say they need paid help as a number of people are about to retire.

Letter carriers and tractor-trailer drivers are needed.

“We’re looking to hire numerous positions in both categories,” said Lorraine Castellano, district manager for the USPS Long Island District.

She said these aren’t permanent full-time jobs, though they could lead to full-time work. But they do average about 30 hours a week.

The “transitional letter carrier” position pays $22.15 an hour.

“Employees, prospective applicants, need to be able to work out in the elements,” she noted.

The truck drivers need the appropriate license and will be paid $21 an hour.

Castellano said there are 25,000 employees nationwide that are electing to retire at the end of January.

You can apply for jobs at the USPS online here or by calling the Long Island office directly at 631-582-7410.