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April 3, 2013

Best Buy Co. Inc. and Target Corp. ended a partnership that positioned Geek Squad agents in Target stores in Denver and Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

New York -- Best Buy Co. Inc. and Target Corp. ended a partnership that positioned Geek Squad agents in Target stores in Denver and Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

The six-month pilot allowed Geek Squad personnel to offer services such as installation and repair to electronics customers at 29 Target stores. The program covered a wide range of consumer electronics products, according to the report.

July 18, 2012

Best Buy plans to hire 500 new Geek Squad staffers.

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 is cutting 2,400 employees, including 1,800 store employees and 600 Geek Squad technical support associates, employees, as it seeks to restructure operations, the Associated Press reported.

New York – Best Buy is cutting 2,400 employees, including 1,800 store employees and 600 Geek Squad technical support associates, employees, as it seeks to restructure operations, the Associated Press reported.

The layoffs amount to about 1.4% of the company’s total staff of 167,000. A Best Buy spokesman, Bruce Hight, said the cuts were part of the company’s “ongoing turnaround plan,” according to the report.

July 6, 2012

Best Buy Co. is laying off about 650 employees from its Geek Squad division, according to a report by KARE 11.

New York -- Best Buy Co. is laying off about 650 employees from its Geek Squad division, according to a report by KARE 11.

The report said the company is eliminating positions that service appliances and televisions in customer's homes. Best Buy said it is not getting rid of home service, but is restructuring it and realigning its work force across all service channels.

If laid off workers are unable to find another position within Best Buy, their last day will be Aug. 1, the report said.

March 7, 2006

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