When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

21 June 2006

Sad day in Legoland

Lego Group, whose iconic plastic building blocks have entertained millions of children for more than 70 years, said Tuesday it will shed 1,200 jobs to remold itself in an era when kids prefer playing with electronic gadgets.

The Denmark-based company, which is one of the last to produce toys in the United States, plans to close its U.S. manufacturing plant and lay off 300 people there in early 2007. About 900 employees in Denmark also will be sacked over the next three years.
Lego to lay off 1,200, end U.S. production - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com

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