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Old 03-16-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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Anyone know much about Sonopress in Weaverville? Are they a large employer/good to work for? Any info would be great. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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sonopress in weaverville is owned by BMG music ... other than the fact that recorded music is not as popular as it used to be (downloads), it's a secure place to work. it's a manufacturing plant like most others ... shift work, decent but not amazing benefits, etc. most have to start out temporary to get full-time permanent employment.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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Sonopress has a pretty good reputation, and I have talked to several people that work there.

Like most manufacturing, they seem to just be waiting until the jobs transfer out of the country, or competition that is already outside the US wins the contracts they are after.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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United healthcare insurance for the fulltimers
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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Sonopress is a good place to work if your from Mexico. 85% of the help is there are mexicans (not to mention illegals) Sonopress wants them there because they'll work for less. I was told directly from office personel that they want ALL spanish people working there.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:12 PM
 
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Sonopress is the premiere employer in Weaverville and has excellent benefits. They do not, contrary to the above thread, want to employ all spanish speaking employees.

If you are looking for a great job with good benefits, Sonopress is the place. They treat their people well and have great employees.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Sonopress is above average in terms of working in a manufacturing plant. Benefits are good, the work is for the most part not difficult, just meticulous. They do unfortunately go through ups and downs in the work load and that tends to be the reason for the temp labor. Latino temp labor is the majority, mostly because most American laborors do not apply or come in and determine they really do not want to do the work. It is not difficult, but it is demanding.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Sonopress has changed its name to Arvato Digital Services in a restructuring of Arvato AG, the media division of the privately held German conglomerate Bertelsmann.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Latino temp labor is the majority, mostly because most American laborors do not apply or come in and determine they really do not want to do the work. It is not difficult, but it is demanding.
Americans are well acquainted with hard work, and local people especially have shown their willingness to work in manufacturing no matter how demanding or tedious the jobs might be.

Can you tell me what temporary workers ( Latino or otherwise ) are being paid at Sonopress/Arvato in Weaverville? Is Sonopress making any attempt to fill the jobs locally or does it contract out for the temp workers?
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Sonopress is above average in terms of working in a manufacturing plant. Benefits are good, the work is for the most part not difficult, just meticulous. They do unfortunately go through ups and downs in the work load and that tends to be the reason for the temp labor. Latino temp labor is the majority, mostly because most American laborors do not apply or come in and determine they really do not want to do the work. It is not difficult, but it is demanding.
I heard a rumor that they told their employees it would be in their best interest not to make any major purchases (ie home/automobile/etc.) in the near future. Doesn't sound like things are going well there. Would like to hear if anyone has heard anything similar and can verify or disprove what I'm hearing the through the grapevine.
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