Postal Service losses lead to mail processing move
LAKE CHARLES - Starting Monday, mail to and from Lake Charles will be processed in Lafayette.
Postal Service spokesman McKinney Boyd tells The American-Press that nobody will lose jobs. He says workers will be asked to look at vacancies at other post offices nearby and in Lafayette.
Boyd says Lafayette's processing plant is larger and more automated than the one in Lake Charles, so the move will improve service.
He says the move is part of national restructuring.
The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite cutting more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in recent