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Fair teaches students about postal careers

Peter Zong, a Minnesota District training technician, speaks to students at the Hmong College Prep Academy career fair in St. Paul.

Peter Zong believes it’s never too early to start considering a career with the Postal Service.

While career fairs are often held in Post Offices, Zong — a Minnesota District training technician — recently provided information about USPS jobs at a career fair for high school students.

“I had the opportunity to educate and share with the students and staff about what USPS has to offer,” he said.

Zong, along with Mai Yang, a customer services supervisor, participated in the fair at the Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul. About 40 other organizations also had representatives at the fair.

Although most of the students who attended are too young to apply to USPS, the event was an opportunity to maximize postal possibilities. Brochures listing current job openings were also given to students’ family members who might be looking for work.

Cultivating the Postal Service’s workforce is a central tenet of Delivering for America, the 10-year plan to modernize the Postal Service.

Said Zong: “By sharing information about these career pathways, it opens up their thinking that USPS will be among their choices to work for.”