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Best Buy to lay off 2,400 workers

Updated 4 years ago
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Best Buy plans to lay off approximately 2,400 employees according to a recent report. Dow Jones Newswires on Friday reported that Best Buy will soon dismiss as many as 2,400 workers including 600 Geek Squad representatives. Best Buy acquired Geek Squad, its PC repair arm, in 2002. “We are working to minimize the impact of the changes on employees while building the foundation for a strong future,” a Best Buy spokesperson told Dow Jones Newswires. Best Buy had 167,000 full-time employees at last count, including about 20,000 Geek Squad reps. The company announced during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it planned to close 50 U.S. stores as part of a cost-cutting effort.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.