USPS Will Slow Down Service to Save Money
A US Postal Service official says the agency isn't "writing off" first-class mail...just slowing it down. In North Central Florida, that means you can no longer expect next-day delivery in the area.
Instead, it will now be two to three days before you can expect any mail to come to your front door.
The postal service is planning to close 252 mail processing centers, which is expected to eliminate about 28,000 jobs across the nation. Officials say the cost-cutting is necessary because more people are using the internet for email and to pay their bills.
First class mail volume is expected to drop by almost half by the year 2020. Cuts of $20 billion are needed by 2015 in order for the postal service to be profitable.
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