U.S. Postal Service to Drop Saturday Mail in August
WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
Residents of Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township that rely on Saturday mail service will have to make adjustments by August of this year, according to officials with the U.S. Postal Service.
The national service is expected to announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, Wednesday morning, WJBK-TV reported.
The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion for the department, according to The Washington Post.
On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs.
It is unclear Wednesday morning if the plan will impact Saturday hours at the Bloomfield Hills Post Office, located at 2050 South Blvd., or the Post Office annex at 2211 S. Telegraph Rd. in Bloomfield Township.
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