Circuit City Shrinks Cable Installation Service Business

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Circuit City says it is cutting 123
employees nationally from a pilot program of its Firedog service
business.
The cuts in Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Maryland and Massachusetts
represent slightly more than 4 percent of the unit's work force of
3,000.
As part of an 18-month pilot program, the Richmond-based
electronics retailer acted as a subcontractor for Charter
Communications and Comcast. The cuts include installers and support
staff.
Circuit City says the program was shut down because it did not
meet goals or expectations.
In March, the company announced it would lay off 67 workers who
sold, installed or managed programs to wire and install electronics
in new single-family homes. Those cuts were in response to the
nationwide slowdown in home construction.


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