The cuts amount to about 1.4 percent of the company's total staff of 167,000.
Best Buy spokesman Bruce Hight says the layoffs are part of the company's "ongoing turnaround plan." In March, the company said it would implement a restructuring designed to trim $800 million in costs.
Since then, interim CEO Mike Mikan, who is in the running for permanent CEO, has vowed there will be "no sacred cows" as the company reviews its business.
Shares ended the day down 15 cents at $21.59.
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