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Circuit City Residential Installer Jobs Cuts Coming

by April 02, 2008
We get it. Best Buy is #1. Now go away.

We get it. Best Buy is #1. Now go away.

This week Circuit City Stores Inc. said that it is shrinking its Firedog home installation business in response to the national economic slowdown centered around the home construction industry.

Between now and Fall, a spokesman for Circuit City said the company will cut nearly 70 jobs, or just over 2% of its Firedog workforce. Mostly cuts involve custom installers who wire up residential houses for surround sound. Some of those workers will be shifted to similar jobs wiring hotels or condos, or to other areas of the service business.

While Circuit City is making every effort to relocate those workers into its commercial divisions, most of the jobs will likely be eliminated. Those who lose their jobs will be offered severance.

While Best Buy is no doubt fanning the flames of this announcement, it seems like Circuit City is taking reasonable measures to insure its $200 million/year business which saw its debut in September 2006, four years after Best Buy purchased its similar Geek Squad service. To be honest, with the way the news is being reported these days, we wouldn't be surprised to find that Best Buy has hired a large team of PR people to feed negative reports of Circuit City into the marketplace. Every week it seems there is a new anti-Circuit City story that touts Best Buy as the #1 electronics retailer. We get it, you're #1. Now go away.

Nationally, new home construction hit a 13-year low in February and declined nationally for the fourth straight month, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported last week.

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Hi Ho posts on April 02, 2008 20:37
Wow, $500? I thought the company I work for was getting pricey when we raised our basic installation rate for new purchases from free to $40. Basic installation includes just about anything besides mounting stuff on the wall and pulling wires.
MUDSHARK posts on April 02, 2008 18:05
Pyrrho, post: 396242
I am not the only one displeased with them.)

That's for sure. I do not wish ill will on any business but Circuit City has brought it on themselves with their service.
ParkerAudio posts on April 02, 2008 17:46
Arrogance and greed is what ran what used to be a good company into the ground.
Pyrrho posts on April 02, 2008 17:23
fmw, post: 396234
Truthfully, CC is doing so badly I'd be surprised if it finds a way to survive the current recession at all.

I hope this isn't against any posting rules here, but with the stuff they have done recently, I hope they don't survive. I plan on never entering one again.

(If you don't have any idea of why I don't like them, just do some searching on line, and you might come up with the answer. I am not the only one displeased with them.)
fmw posts on April 02, 2008 16:54
Truthfully, CC is doing so badly I'd be surprised if it finds a way to survive the current recession at all.
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