USPS looks to hire 1K people around the Bay Area

United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks are parked at a postal facility on August 15, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The U.S. Postal Service intends to hire 1,000 people to fill various jobs throughout the Bay Area.

The service will host a hiring event in Richmond on Saturday to help applicants create and submit applications online. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilltop Carrier Annex, 4180 Lakeside Drive.

Registration is required here. People can also apply on their own here.

Current openings exist in Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento and Yolo counties and in the Stockton, Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas for the following positions:

-Mail Processing: clerks and mail handlers
- Delivery: city and rural carriers
-Transportation: tractor-trailer drivers
-Maintenance: mechanics, laborer custodians, and automotive technicians.

Postal employees working the job fair will adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing protocols, and mask and social distancing protocols are required for all attendees.