Omaha, NE- Many post offices around the country will have one sign in common soon, closed. Here in Nebraska, over 100 jobs will be eliminated in Norfolk, Grand Island and Alliance but they’ll be moving to Omaha.
72 positions will be added to the 11th and Pacific mail processing location. The jobs are mostly mail handlers and clerk positions.
The post office says it has lost more than five billion dollars last year because people are not using first class mail as much anymore.
They’re also set to lose 14 billion dollars by 2020. That’s due to the poor economy and increased digital communication. Things like e-mail and online bill payment.
"Majority of people are paying their bills online. We understand that so the postal service has to adjust to the new reality we just don't have as much as first class mail in our system and so we have to reduce the size of our network to match the workload,” says Brian Sperry.
The new changes mean first class mail will take 2-3 days to get where it’s going instead of 1-3 days. You will no longer get First Class Mail overnight.
Sperry says by consolidating the postal service will be more efficient.