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University of Minnesota tries ‘hiring pause’

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Faced with budget woes, the University of Minnesota has decided to control costs “sooner rather than later” with a “hiring pause,” University President Robert Bruininks told the Associated Press.

Before filling an open position, university managers must conduct a review to determine whether the job is essential and whether the work could be reorganized or reassigned. Even if the position is deemed essential, the department must still get university approval before filling it.

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