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Best Buy Strengthens Investment in Technology with Plans to Hire Over 200 New IT Professionals

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Best Buy Strengthens Investment in Technology with Plans to Hire Over 200 New IT Professionals14:11 EDT Thursday, October 06, 2011Best Buy announces plan to build out IT staff over the next 12 months, and kicks off nationwide search for management level technology employeesMINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced plans to hire more than 200 information technology professionals, with over 100 new positions to be posted in the next several weeks. The new hires will join the current team of Best Buy IT professionals dedicated to transforming the way people gain access to, and get the most from, their technology.The company is looking to recruit skilled professionals from across the IT landscape, including e-commerce, business analytics, application development, engineering and project management. Best Buy is looking for qualified candidates from all backgrounds, industries and locations to join the company's distinct culture and growing in-house IT team, based out of its Minneapolis, MN headquarters.  Interested candidates may view open positions and apply at http://www.bestbuy-jobs.com.   "As a technology company that operates across a variety of channels, we're always looking for ways to better serve our customers and employees, "said Jody Davids, Chief Information Officer and Sr. Vice President of Global Business Services at Best Buy.  "Bringing in the best and the brightest IT talent will help us to achieve our ongoing goals of providing a unique and engaging customer experience? whether in-store, online or across our mobile platforms ? and creating a work environment for employees that encourages collaboration and sparks innovation."About Best Buy Co., Inc.Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 180,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.SOURCE Best Buy Co., Inc.For further information: Heather Thomas, +1-612-291-4245, Heather.Thomas@bestbuy.com