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April 15, 2009

UW to eliminate about 1,000 jobs by May 1

The University of Washington will eliminate about 1,000 employee positions — including a yet-to-be-determined number of layoffs — by the beginning of May, the school’s president said Tuesday.

The latest estimate is up from the 600 to 800 job cuts UW officials warned about in February, after Gov. Chris Gregoire released her own budget proposal.

~News submitted by P.S.

Source: Seattle PI

February 19, 2009

Harvard to offer early retirements to save money

According to Reuters, CNBC: “Harvard University, the world’s richest, said on Wednesday that it will hold salaries flat for the next academic year, let staff retire early and slow construction of a new campus in Allston to save money. Harvard President Drew Faust wrote to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, saying that the economic downturn will require “taking some difficult steps.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

January 30, 2009

100 workers to be laid off at Caltech

Filed under: California,Education,University,US — 7macaw @ 1:38 pm
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Caltech announced Friday that it will lay off 100 employees due to economic concerns stemming from its endowment and alumni contributions. The university will also freeze hiring for some unfilled positions, though it will continue to hire faculty, albeit at a reduced rate.

  • Caltech, one of the top scientific research universities in the country, employs about 3,600 people

Source: Pasadena Star-News

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