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BENNINGTON — The United States Postal Service and Vermont News & Media are teaming up by offering a hiring booth at Saturday’s New England Street Food Festival, according to Vermont News & Media President Jordan Brechenser.

There are currently 75 jobs posted across Vermont, added Steve Doherty, spokesman for the USPS’s Northeast region.

“At one of our signature Vermont News & Media events, happening Saturday at the New England Street Food Fest, we will have the Post Office present to interview and have information about immediate employment opportunities in the area,” Brechenser said.

The needs of the USPS in the region have been reported in the press since the pandemic began; additionally, after the Banner reported its pending move to mail delivery, the newspaper received a slew of complaints from residents about mail delivery issues.

“Some range from weeks of nondelivery, to others who say the mail has not come daily for some time with no signs of improvement. Since, I have been working with the Post Office, both locally and at the district level, to ensure they would be able to deliver our papers daily as agreed,” Brechenser said.

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One way to help at the local level, Brechenser said, was to assist the USPS with broadcasting its job needs. He also noted that the USPS has 10 new delivery staff on deck to help its Bennington location within the next 10 or so days.

Next, the USPS will host a job fair at the White River Junction Post Office on Oct. 3 and 4.

Doherty advised jobseekers to visit to search for jobs by state. “They’re listed by town, not county, and new postings are added to the site regularly. Job seekers are encouraged to check back often,” Doherty said.

The 4th New England Street Food Festival will be held at Kampfires Campground, 792 US Route 5 in East Dummerston on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.


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