By August of this year, the US Postal Service will not be delivering and collecting first-class mail, although packages, priority and express mail, as well as mail-order medicines will continue to delivered. The post office will remain open and delivery to PO boxes will continue six days a week.
According to CBS News, Americans have relied more on private shippers, email, and online services, causing the US Postal Service to lose at least $41 billion dollars in the last six years. Attempting to save money, the Postal Service have adjusted business hours at half of the post office locations, cutting their workforce by 35%.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe stated: “The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing mailing habits”.
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