News: RadioShack Lays Off 400 Employees Via E-Mail

sdy284 - September 1, 2006 06:25AM in
TechWeb - "In an unusual human-resources move, RadioShack Corp. this week sent layoff notices by email to several hundred employees The RadioShack layoffs occurred at the company's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters on Tuesday, when 400 workers received emails saying: "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated," according to the Associated Press. The layoffs followed a series of meetings with employees, who were told the layoff notices would be sent electronically, the AP said, quoting company spokesman Kay Jackson. The firings at the headquarters were necessary because of a sales slump that has led to hundreds of store closures and other measures to reduce expenses. "