Name a hotbed of high rents, low unemployment and economic expansion. We didn’t think of western North Dakota either. But oil exploration has made boomtowns of places like Williston, Dickinson and Watford City. It’s all put a strain on mail delivery. The Postal Service is taking unusual steps to make sure it can attract mail carriers to towns where roughnecks can make 10 times the minimum wage.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.