Iowa’s mail-sorting centers are gearing up for the busy holiday mailing season by offering temporary employment, including 10 positions in the Quad-Cities.

About 150 U.S. Postal Service temporary jobs are available in the Des Moines area and 15 positions available in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

According to a news release, the positions are from Nov. 17 through Dec. 31. The hourly wage is $11.50 with varying shifts and days off. Beginning in January, there is the potential for about 50 of these positions to be retained for up to six months.

The postal service also has about 60 temporary city letter carrier openings throughout most of Iowa and Quad-City communities in Illinois with the ZIP codes starting with “612.” These appointments are for 360 days with the possibility of additional appointments. The hourly wage is $22.15 and employees will earn one hour of vacation pay for every 20 hours worked. A valid drivers’ license and a good driving record are required.

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