NC State: Up to 150 layoffs possible

April 2, 2009 5:35:08 AM PDT
A NC State University official says the school may lay off as many as 150 people by July 1 and cut 2009-2010 class seats by 3,000 because of mandated budget cuts.According to published reports, university Provost Larry Nielsen said departments on the Raleigh campus already are trimming costs. The university expects a 5 to 7 percent budget cut for the fiscal year that starts in July.

Officials already have notified 31 employees they will lose their jobs. Because of budget cuts, professors will handle more classes and those classes will be larger.

N.C. State is one of 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina system. All of the state universities are facing budget cuts.