Source Interlink’s Alliance Entertainment Readies Layoffs

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Alliance Entertainment LLC, the record industry’s largest self-contained distributor, will lay off 462 workers and shutter its warehouse in Coral Springs, Florida. 333 of the layoffs come from warehouse workers.

Alliance Entertainment LLC, the record industry’s largest self-contained distributor, will lay off 462 workers and shutter its warehouse in Coral Springs, Florida. 333 of the layoffs come from warehouse workers.

The company’s cuts come on the heels of a plan by Alliance Entertainment LLC, a division of Source Interlink Cos., to consolidate its distribution, sales and support centers. The layoffs will occur between March 16 and May 4 of this year. Spokespeople for the Florida company have not yet released comment regarding the matter other than what is currently featured on their website.

Cynthia Beauchamp, Source Interlink’s group vice president for human resources and labor relations, assures that workers affected by the cuts will be offered jobs at another Source Interlink plant in Kentucky. The company will also work with those unwilling to relocate.

Source Interlink is most well known in the industry as a distributor of CDs and DVDs. The Coral Springs location was the company’s only distributing facility for such products, and will remain so until the switch to Kentucky.

Another Florida company plans to follow in Alliance Entertainment’s footsteps. Global market research company Synovate Inc., located in Miami, plans to cut nearly 100 jobs in the upcoming months.


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  1. Source Interlink will either file liquidation or be broken up in the very near future. Their practices are not sustainable. Their stock is dropping like a stone. Management have over-expanded to maintain an appearance of growth, but that is a facade. Shareholders should take their losses and hope they can at least sell their remaining stocks. Board of directors of the company should look carefully at management and rapidly replace those who do not comprehend that the products the company distributes are digital in the 21st century and understand how to make money from managing those products. Efforts to this date have been aggressive in purchases, but infantile in execution.

  2. Helping employees after they have been let go????

    This is Completely falsified. Friend of mine was laid off back in January and from what I heard the management has no clue what they are doing. They are laying off analytical, hardworking employees and keeping the ones whom are clueless. Why are they doing this??? It is simply just to save some extra bucks, since it is obvious that employees that are still hanging by a thread are non-exempt low salary employees.
    Few of my associates told me that this company has no respect for their employees. They used them for what they bring to the table then simply let them go when their mission has been accomplished. This company is infamous for doing this.
    Stock has plummeted tremendously. Not a bright future

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