HMV's new owner Hilco will axe three staff positions across most stores in an effort to trim the annual wage bill.
The Times' source was an internal HMV memo, which named the in-danger staff roles as security guards, cashiers and supervisors.
Hilco declined to comment when contacted by Eurogamer this morning. HMV had no comment to make, either.
Hilco, a restructuring company, rescued HMV a couple of weeks ago. The plan is to keep 141 stores open, ditch tablets and dedicate more space to music and visual entertainment ranges.