PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A sea of red ink is forcing the U.S. Postal Service to shut the doors on three local postal stations in April.
The stations to close are the following: Adams Avenue at 821 Adams Avenue, Girard Avenue at 905 North Broad Street, and Wissinoming at 5916 Torresdale Avenue.
Cathy Yarosky, U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman, says those sites were selected for a couple of reasons. “We look at branches and stations that are unprofitable and do not generate enough revenue to cover expenses but we also look at their proximity to other postal services,” Yarosky said.
The stations will close on April 22nd and Yarosky said all employees will be transferred to other locations. “Those career employees who are impacted will be reassigned in accordance with our collective bargaining agreement so no one will be fired or lose their job,” Yarosky said.
She also said more cuts are likely due to the fact that mail volume is down, which means major losses for the postal service.
Reported by Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio