May 2011

Best Buy Lays Off Workers in Indiana

It’s always upsetting to hear about layoffs of large companies, though the sorrow is sort of ambivalent in my case; I prefer to support local, small businesses and would rather have them around than the big conglomerates, but the bigger operations do tend to employ more people, hence supporting more families.

In Indiana, Best Buy is laying off a whopping 300 people due to the closing of their CD and DVD distribution center. The plant will be closed by March 2012, and the first of these layoffs will be given this summer. My heart goes out to these hundreds of people; I hope you all find good work soon.