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July 18, 2012

Best Buy plans to hire 500 new Geek Squad staffers. The move comes some two weeks after the retailer said it would lay off 600 existing workers in the tech support arm of its business as it looked to focus the group less on basic installation services and more on remote tech consulting.

NEW YORK — Best Buy plans to hire 500 new Geek Squad staffers. The move comes some two weeks after the retailer said it would lay off 600 existing workers in the tech support arm of its business as it looked to focus the group less on basic installation services and more on remote tech consulting. It also comes as Verizon announced it was partnering with Geek Squad to offer services to meet the information technology requirements of small and mid-size businesses across the country.

July 9, 2012

Best Buy intends to cut 2,400 jobs, including 600 Geek Squad technicians, which would make up 1.4% of its work force, Reuters reported Friday.

According to the report, these cuts are in addition to the job reductions related to the 50 store closings the company announced in March.

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