Photo Credit: Scott ClarksonAmid California’s ongoing fiscal crisis, Governor Jerry Brown has ordered a state government hiring freeze.

Brown said the hiring freeze will be comprehensive, applying to vacant, seasonal, full-time and part-time positions. The administration estimates the move will save the state $363 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

The governor is allowing for certain exemptions that are critical to public safety, revenue collection and other core functions.

Brown’s administration has also filed a dismissal for the wage lawsuit, ending former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s battle to impose the federal minimum wage on state workers during budget impasses.