HVCC cuts 18 jobs from workforce
TROY Hudson Valley Community College trimmed its workforce by 18 jobs, citing the impact of the recession and stagnant government funding on its operating budget.
The college implemented a “retrenchment and work schedule reduction” that cut 18 full- and part-time workers. Another 10 jobs were given reduced hours as part of the reduction, which includes a variety of other cost cutting initiatives already implemented.
“Hudson Valley understands that affordable, high quality education is critical to our community,” college spokesman Dennis Kennedy said in a news release. “The college is taking proactive measures to protect access to the critical academic programs our community depends upon and values.”
Last fall, the college reported a 3.5 percent decline in enrollment over the previous year’s figures. The drop was expected to cause a multi-million dollar shortfall in the college’s operating budget.
Hudson Valley employs about 1,200 individuals and enrolls 13,250 students.