Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Best Buy Canada cuts 950 jobs as part of an effort to thin management

A customer walks to a Best Buy in Laval, Que. on Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Enlarge Image

A customer walks to a Best Buy in Laval, Que. on Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

TORONTO - Best Buy Canada is laying off about 950 full-time employees as the company reworks its operations to reduce layers of management and combines some of its sales departments.

The electronics retailer said Thursday that the job cuts will affect both its Best Buy and Future Shop stores across Canada.

Best Buy says the changes do not include any store closures.

Retailers have been grappling with a number of new competitors in Canada over the past year, including the arrival of Target and a more aggressive rollout of Walmart supercentres.

Best Buy has also spent more effort on boosting sales through its websites.

"We have seen our online sales grow by more than 50 per cent in the past year and new services, such as in-store reserve and pickup, more than doubling," said Best Buy Canada president Ron Wilson in a release.

"These changes in the way our customers are interacting with us have led us to look at how to best deploy our staff to meet those evolving needs."

Best Buy Canada operates 265 locations across the country, which include its Best Buy Mobile and Future Shop brands.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media