Best Buy reportedly laying off 2,000 managers
|Between Target's shrinking profits and this, the Twin Cities big businesses have certainly had better news cycles.|
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"Affected workers are mostly in middle management, many of them commanding salaries soaring into the six-figure range as they supervised product categories at upwards of a dozen stores each," the Post reports, adding that no store closings are planned at present.
Reached on the phone this afternoon, Best Buy spokesperson Jon Sandler declined comment. The company will release its fourth quarter earnings report tomorrow morning.
Unfortunately, layoffs have become a fact of life at Best Buy these days. Even after those 400 workers were shown the door early last year, layoffs continued, with reports emerging in the summer that Tuesdays had become known as "termination Tuesdays" at Best Buy HQ.
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