Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Many SoCal Post Offices May Close

In an effort to battle growing revenue loss, the U.S. Postal service is considering downsizing as many as 3,600 of its locations.

A spokeswoman confirms that 1 in 10 locations across the nation currently being studied for possible closure have low customer traffic and revenue.

The federal agency has been in decline for the past decade, closing over 7,000 branches, offices and stations as many of its services have been dominated by the Internet.
As of January, 280 have been closed while 200 others reviewed will stay open.

Most of the offices that are under review are located in rural areas. However offices in Southern California are also at risk, including 29 offices in Los Angeles County.

Residents have 60 days to petition a closure after it is announced.

Last year, the Postal Service reported a revenue loss of $8.5 billion dollars.

In addition to closing the offices, the postal service has cut back on staff, as well as billions of dollars in operating costs and have considered terminating Saturday service.


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