USPS spokesman: 25,000 jobs could get cut nationwide
The USPS will still deliver packages on Saturdays.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Wednesday's announcement by the postal service that it would stop delivering letters came as a surprise to many. Now, it's up to the postal service to meet with postal union officials to determine the effect on jobs.
A USPS spokesman says initial estimates say the cuts could mean 20,000-25,000 fewer postal employees nationwide.
Richard Watkins says the cut to Saturday service applies to mail delivery. The postal service will still deliver packages on Saturday.
Anyone with a post office box will still get mail on Saturday because delivery isn't necessary for that.
Also, any offices that are open on Saturdays now will remain that way, despite the changes.
"It's understandable how some folks would think that because you're no longer delivering letters on Saturdays, that post offices would also be closed. That is not the case," said Watkins.
Watkins says the postal service changes will make save them more than $2 billion a year.
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