Best Buy Closes Service Centers, Cutting 180 Jobs
It may be opening new stores by the month, but Best Buy has shown its not immune to layoffs. The retail giant announced on Friday that it will close service centers in Minnesota and Missouri, cutting 180 jobs and consolidating Midwestern repair operations, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. A Chicago repair center will now handle repairs that cannot be handled by Twin Cities area stores.
The centers will close in St. Louis and in Bloomington, Minn., near the company’s Richfield headquarters.
Best Buy’s centers will officially close on Aug. 17, with 140 Bloomington employees and 40 St. Louis workers being let go. With the closure, Best Buy will operate only 10 service centers nationwide.