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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 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.