Best Buy wants to hire more than 200 tech staffers

The company says it’s looking for people from all backgrounds for a wide variety of technical jobs based out of its corporate headquarters in Richfield.
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MINNEAPOLIS, 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."

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