On the heels of saying it would lay off 600 Geek Squad workers, Best Buy Co. Inc. says it will hire 500 skilled employees for the unit.
Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) spokesman Bruce Hight said Monday that the hiring should be complete by the end of the year.
“They’re restructuring, and some particular types of jobs that are less in demand are going away, and others that are more in demand are increasing,” he said.
The new Geek Squad jobs will focus less on repair and more on higher-skilled activities, such as working with small businesses…
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Best Buy is laying off 2,400 employees chainwide, a company spokesman said Friday. There was no word about whether Kansas City-area employees would be affected, but no additional stores will close as part of the layoffs. Bruce Hight, a spokesman for Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), said the layoffs will affect about 600 employees of Geek Squad, … Continue reading »