APWU Web News Article 066-2011, June 1, 2011
APWU President Cliff Guffey is encouraging postal workers who have served in the armed forces to reach out to fellow veterans and encourage them to take advantage of new hiring opportunities.
“The APWU negotiated a Collective Bargaining Agreement that will create thousands of new employment opportunities for veterans, and we need your help to ensure veterans are hired,” Guffey said in a May 27 letter. [PDF]
In many instances, the Postal Service is obligated to hire veterans before civilians, provided they are on the appropriate hiring register, Guffey said. Veterans should be educated about the benefits of being a postal employee and encouraged to take the necessary tests to be considered for employment.
“We want to make sure that veterans across the nation are on the list when hiring begins,” he said.
Along with the letter, the union included a short tutorial that explains how veterans can conduct job searches and apply for new positions.
“We are proud to be able to offer employment opportunities to the thousands of men and women who serve our country in these tough economic times,” Guffey said. “I ask all members to reach out to veterans who are looking for work.