Thursday, March 25, 2010

Layoffs across the Ivies

The Brown community was reminded once again that the Ivy League is not immune to the current economic situation when its administration announced that about 60 staff members will be laid off in June according to the Brown Daily Herald.

So far this year 139 of its staff members have opted for early retirement packages, and 31 employees were laid off last year.

Brown has pledged to provide compensation and health coverage to its laid off depending on the number of years spent working there as well as career placement services.

Last year, Harvard laid off 275 employees, Dartmouth laid off 60 employees, and Yale laid off 100 employees according to their respective student newspapers.

Princeton is no exception—the University has said it will lay off 43 employees during the current school year as well.

By Jason Jung, staff writer for News