As deficit mounts, YSU freezes most hiring

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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