U.S. Postal Service closing Gulfport mail processing center

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Some Postal Service jobs in Gulfport are moving out of state. The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that all mail processing operations from the Gulfport facility on Seaway Road will move to Mobile, Alabama.

Hattiesburg processing will also move to Mobile, and Tupelo's processing will move to Memphis. Jackson, Mississippi will still have a facility to process and distribute mail. In fact, operations out of Grenada will be moving to Jackson.

USPS officials said once the transfers are completed, the mail processing operations in these facilities will cease. But no timeline was offered for how soon that may happen.

"The decision to consolidate mail processing facilities recognizes the urgent need to reduce the size of the national mail processing network to eliminate costly underutilized infrastructure," said Chief Operating Officer Megan Brennan. "Consolidating operations is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation."

A list of mail processing studies and their status is available at usps.com/ourfuturenetwork. Specific information about individual studies, including public meeting summaries and summary briefs, is posted on the website, usps.com/areamailprocessing, as it becomes available.

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