Around 60 staff at HMV have just been told that they have lost their jobs.
The news comes from HMV’s head of technology and games Ewan Pinder, who is amongst the casualties.
“The last two years at HMV have been a blast,” he said on Twitter. “Now to the future!! Hope it all works out for the team that remains. First batch now gone and questions being fielded. Clearly very upsetting and unhappy.”
Pinder confirmed that around 60 workers were currently at the retailer’s head office to be given the bad news.
MCV also understands that chief financial officer Ian Kenyon has gone. However, the games team remains largely intact although the company’s tablet PC buyers have gone, suggesting a move away from the sector.
It is expected that Deloitte will announce further store closures and store staff job losses in the coming hours.
UPDATE: Administrator Deloitte has reportedly confirmed 190 job losses across head office and HMV's distribution network.
HMV's official Twitter account posted a number of messages on the subject before they were removed. They can be found below: