When I went through recurrent a couple weeks back, they seemed to indicate the slow down was purely for catch up reasons only. Once they get caught up in September, they will start classes again for newhires, but I don't think it will be 40 a month...more like 18-20.
They, ASA, definitely scraped September for new hires but as it stands now, (feebly) October 3rd is on. A new cash infusion to Spondivits will begin with the latest Red Ruffers. Source: Pilot Recruiting, T.A.