Harvard Announces Hiring Freeze

Dean hopes freeze will save university $10 million in upcoming fiscal year.

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Although hardly the first to do so, Harvard has instituted an immediate hiring freeze of all noncritical staff positions, the Harvard Crimson reports. At a faculty meeting last week, the faculty dean estimated a freeze would save the university $10 million, which would help chip away at an estimated $200 million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year.

Although the school would not specify how many positions the freeze affects, the Crimson notes that there are currently 102 open positions on a university job database.