Higher Education sector in the US has been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many universities responded with hiring freezes, putting particularly early-career positions at risk.
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/04/22/congress-promised-coronavirus-relief-money-stanford-harvard-princeton-are-turning-it-down/ ; https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/harvard-trump-coronavirus.html
Many universities across the U.S. have responded to the anticipated financial difficulties with hiring slowdowns/freezes.
Examples include leading institutions, such as Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Berkeley.
A crowdsourceddocument with (unofficial) information on hiring slowdowns, freezes, furloughs, pay cuts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KohP4xZdN8BZy1OMeXCAGagswvUOWpOws72eDKpBhI4/edit
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