Miami University is taking another step toward normalcy this semester by hiring more students for university jobs.
This comes after a slow fall semester for student employment, when students accounted for less than half as much of the Miami workforce as they typically do, topping out close to 1,300 student workers.
Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were around 3,000 students on the university’s payroll.
“Nothing was exactly routine in the fall,” said David Creamer, Miami’s senior vice president for finance and business services and treasurer.
Creamer said he is pleased to see a rise in student workers at Miami remedy the short-staffing experienced by dining halls and other facilities last semester.
“Our goal will be to have more students working,” Creamer said.
He explained that the low number of student workers last semester was not a result of the hiring freeze that Miami enacted in March over