future shopMany people showed up for work on Saturday morning only to be told they didn’t have a job anymore.
It was announced on Saturday that Future Shop is done in Canada. The only bit of good news is that 65 locations are going to reopen as a Best Buy, and that includes the location in Chilliwack. They’re expected to open this coming Saturday. Other locations, like the one at West Oaks Mall in Abbotsford, are closing permanently. There is already a Best Buy at Seven Oaks, so there was no need for them to have two. In all, 1500 people lost their jobs this weekend, but word is because Future Shop had some commission staff, some of those people could be hired by Best Buy as hourly paid employees.