DETROIT (WWJ) – Some U.S. Post Offices, including two in Southeast Michigan, will be closing up shop, because fewer people use the services.
Janice Montroy, who works in the Fisher Building, said she will miss the Fisher Station post office in basement when it closes at the end of the day, Friday.
“I probably used it more working here than I probably did anywhere else … I live by a big post office where I live and I hardly ever go there because I always go here. It was very convenient,” she said.
WWJ’s Mike Campbell reports that the employees of the Fisher Station office are being reassigned.
The other Michigan post office closing its doors is the Teleford Center on Ford Road in Dearborn.
“Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume — a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces this past year alone — we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network,” Charles Howe, U.S. Postal Service district manager, said in a statement. “By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization,” he said.
Dozens of post offices across the country have already been shuttered as a result of increasing email usage and competition from private companies like FedEx and UPS.