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- Home Depot is laying off employees across the United States, The Street reported.
- These employees reportedly all work for the company’s exterior installation service team.
- A Home Depot spokesperson told The Street that the home improvement retailer decided to "wind down" its services pertaining to "roofing, siding, insulation and gutters" and that the cuts would impact fewer than 1,000 people.
Home Depot is laying off employees across the US.
The Street reported that the move is exclusively affecting exterior installation employees at the home improvement chain, and that the cuts are impacting fewer than 1,000 people.
Home Depot’s website describes its installation services team as being comprised of professional installers who work in partnership with the company. The blurb also said the team had "a critical role within home services" and requiring talent with "top-notch skills, and a drive for quality and customer service."
Listed responsibilities for the installation services team include negotiating contracts, contributing to the company’s growth, and working with management.
Home Depot didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
"After reviewing the installation business, we’ve decided it’s right to wind down our roofing, siding, insulation and gutters," a Home Depot spokesperson told The Street.
But Home Depot employees took to TheLayoff.com to voice their dismay over the cuts.
"The layoffs are happening at the wrong end of the spectrum," one anonymous poster wrote on the message board. "Should have been a top down changeover."
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Source: Business Insider