March 20, 2009 / 6:14 PM / 9 years ago

U.S. Postal Service to cut 1,400 jobs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday it is closing six of its 80 district offices. In addition, administrative staff positions at district level nationwide are being reduced by 15 percent and nearly 150,000 employees nationwide being given opportunity to take an early retirement.

More than 1,400 mail processing supervisor and management positions are also being eliminated.

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