USPS Hiring in Williston | VideoChris Williams | 9/13/2012
"We start about 7:30 in the morning and we work from anywhere to 6:30 til 8:00 at night usually," said postal worker David Christopherson.
It takes that long to deliver all of the mail because the post office is short on carriers.
"Yes we do our own route. Plus at least a part of another route every day," added Christopherson.
The post office is trying to hire new employees, but it`s not always easy to find workers.
"With the oil business going on, the unemployment rate is pretty low here from what I hear. So we`re doing these job fairs to try and get people," said Carrington Postmaster Jeffery Olson.
The post office has three positions available, but there is potential for more rural mail carriers.
"The officer in charge here mentioned that he only has one RCA. So it is possible there could be four RCAs they are looking for here in Williston," Olson added.
The situation that the Williston post office is in is unlike any other post office.
"I think it is a unique situation in the western part of North Dakota. But we have to deal with it and try to get people in to work for us," added Olson.
Until more mail carriers are hired, Christopherson will keep on walking.
"I walk about 11-13 miles a day, I would say. That would be like 65 to 70 some miles a week," Christopherson added.
The job fair continues Friday from 8:00 to Noon.