Three hundred people in New Jersey are losing their jobs, and it’s all our fault. Enough consumers prefer to buy digital downloads (when we buy music at all) that Sony is closing down their Pitman, NJ CD factory at the end of March.
“In light of the current economic environment and challenges facing the physical media industry, Sony DADC is taking additional steps to reduce cost from our supply chain network in order to remain competitive,” a Sony representative said in a statement.
People do still buy DVDs, but Sony moved that function to another plant in Indiana in early 2010. About 170 people lost their jobs then.
The facility originally opened in 1960 to manufacture vinyl records.
300 workers at Sony’s DADC facility in Pitman set to be laid off [Gloucester County Times] (Thanks, Reading_Comprehension!)