By Danielle Craig
MEDFORD, Ore. — The budget crunch the United States postal service is being seen locally the new post office in Medford is now open; it’s just one sign of hard times for the USPS.
The USPS made the move over the holiday weekend, from the federal building, to Riverside and 10th Street. The move is part of a nationwide initiative to cut down on costs. The Medford postmaster says to slash its budget; it sold the federal building, which he says was too big for their needs. The downsizing has resulted in the loss of two jobs.
As for the old building, there are still signs the post office was once here. But inside, it’s empty and it will stay that way for several months. Jackson County bought the federal building for nearly two million dollars. Over the next two years, it will go through a process of becoming home to the County Health and Human Services Department and a parking lot.
If you have not yet received your mail box key, you can get it at the new office. As part of the national initiative, officials are also moving the Central Point post office.