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Best Buy to lay off some store workers - WSJ

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Feb 10 (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc has notifiedemployees that it will be cutting some jobs at its stores, theWall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing peoplefamiliar with the situation.

The electronics retailer did not immediately respond toReuters' request for comment.

"Our workforce will need to evolve to meet the evolvingneeds of customers while providing more flexible opportunitiesfor our people," the report https://www.wsj.com/articles/best-buy-to-lay-off-store-workers-11612992808#:~:text=Best%20Buy%20Co.,where%20more%20shopping%20happens%20onlinequoted a company spokesperson as saying.

Best Buy in April last year furloughed about 51,000 hourlyemployees as it closed stores due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

However, it brought workers back as its sales jumped oncoronavirus-driven demand for home computer equipment and gameconsoles.(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing byRamakrishnan M.)