Sign of the Times

16 05 2012

Indianapolis Star :

Sony to begin layoffs in July from CD distribution plant

FISHERS — Sony DADC Americas, which announced earlier this year it would close its CD distribution center in Fishers, says it plans about 226 layoffs from the plant, beginning in July.

Sony has said the distribution center will close by September. The distribution work done in Fishers for the big three CD makers — EMI Music, Universal Music and Sony — will be moved to Anderson Merchandisers, which operates a distribution plant in Franklin.

In the required notification to the state Department of Workforce Development, dated May 11, Sony officials said the layoffs would begin around July 15.

Yet, Microsoft is able to use its Puerto Rican plant for producing official CDs and DVDs of Microsoft software as the hook to put so much of its corporate operations in PR that its American effective corporate income tax rate is only 7%.  When was the last time you actually used an official Microsoft CD or DVD?

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