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Circuit City Cuts Installation Jobs

Richmond, Va. Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it is shrinking its home-installation business in response to the nationwide slowdown in home construction.

Over the next four months, Circuit City will cut 67 jobs of workers who pre-wire new single-family homes, spokesman Jim Babb said. Some of those workers will be shifted to similar jobs wiring hotels or condos, or to other areas of the service business.

Babb said the company hopes to retain most of the 67 employees. Those who lose their jobs will be offered severance.

The company's Firedog installation-service business employs a total of more than 3,000.