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As deficit mounts, YSU freezes most hiring

Published: Wed, September 21, 2011 @ 9:00 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — If you were hoping for a job at Youngstown State University, you’re going to be waiting for a while.

“There’s a hiring freeze, effective immediately,” said Ron Cole, YSU spokesman.

The freeze for nonfaculty positions is because of the university’s financial situation including the loss of $7 million in state funds and a deficit this year.

“It includes all [non-faculty] positions that are supported by the general fund that are now vacant” including vacancies as a result of the Early Retirement Incentive Program, Cole said.

It may become necessary to fill certain critical positions or positions crucial to the university’s strategic plan.

“The president’s executive Cabinet and the president will be reviewing those to consider if they will be exceptions,” the spokesman said. “But I’m told that exceptions will be few in number and very rare.”

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1AtownAugie(794 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

And another domino falls thanks to the "Linkon-Russo Debacle."

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2Chief_Justice_Spartacus(26 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Question to Mr. Ron Cole and Vindy,

When a statement like this is made to the Public “There’s a hiring freeze, effective immediately,” said Ron Cole, YSU spokesman.”

Then why was V.P. of Student Affairs, Jack Fahey’s daughter, Laura Thomas HIRED?” Oh Yes it was at a very nice salary too with wonderful healthcare and pension.

I guess the old saying of “Do as you’re told not as I do” something like that applies here. Sooooooo, the Faculty, Staff, Student Body and the Public must just deal with it as the Elite at YSU continue on with their cronyism and nepotism.

What say you Dr. Garg, Chairman of the BOT?

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