ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it's looking for a few good men and women.

Postal officials say dozens of long-time employees are expected to retire so they're accepting applications for various positions at mail facilities around New Mexico.

The jobs are described as transitional and postal support positions. None of the jobs offer benefits, but some come with the potential of permanent employment with the agency.

The pay ranges from $12.38 to $16 per hour.

The Postal Service, an independent agency of government, does not receive tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.

The agency has been struggling in recent years to cut costs. Some options include shorter hours at low-revenue post offices in rural areas and closure of some mail processing centers.