Viewpoint: When others struggle, university system hires

Since 2007, the University System of Georgia has been hiring left and right. The system has added more than 5,000 employees during this same period.

This is happening while students faced larger increases in tuition and fees.

Colleges say they need to hire additional staff to keep pace with increasing enrollment. During the same period, the state cut nearly $300 million from University System funding.

So who is paying for all these new hires? The students and their families.

And what's the result? Higher student loan debt. And this comes at a time when an alarmingly high number of people with college degrees, can't find jobs in their field.

The University System says it's making several moves to make the system more efficient.  Let's hope so.

The meter is running on all these students who are coming out of college and facing a mountain of debt.