ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is cutting positions to help address a nearly $9 million hole in its budget.

University officials say they are budgeted for 1,785 full time positions, down from 2,063 in 2016.

While most of those positions are being handled through attrition, some layoffs have taken place. Many of them are positions like administrative assistants and other office positions.

Officials say they have also eliminated 17 faculty positions.