Best Buy Trying to Contact 600 Tech Support Workers to Lay Them Off, But All Their Voicemail Boxes Are Full

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best buyNEW YORK — Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. is laying off 600 staffers in its Geek Squad technical support division and 1,800 other store workers as it seeks to restructure operations and improve results, the company said Friday. The cuts amount to about 1.4 percent of the company’s total staff of 167,000. Best Buy is trying to combat the “showrooming” of its stores, as consumers test out products at its stores but go home and buy them cheaper online or at discounters. Interim CEO Mike Mikan has vowed the company is committed to fundamentally changing operations to improve results Best Buy spokesman Bruce Hight says the layoffs are part of the company’s “ongoing turnaround plan.” (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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