To: [HR Staff] / [Managers] / [Department] / [Specific Employees]

From: ACCOUNT_FIRST_NAMEACCOUNT_LAST_NAMEACCOUNT_JOB_TITLE / [Department]

Subject: Hiring Freeze

Date: 24 July 2021

Please note that effective today, no staff shall be hired without special permission by [management / Human Resources]. Headcount for the current vacancies shall be cancelled and staff who have left shall not be replaced until further notice.

[This decision stems from the cost cutting measures taken by ACCOUNT_JOB_COMPANY. We understand that this may cause some hardships in some departments, but the management hope that everyone shares a bit more of the workload to avoid redundancies in the future.]

We are willing to consider exceptional cases where this restriction would lead directly into large loss in revenue, or substantial increase in risks for the company. However, these cases should be few and far between. 

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