Beauty and cosmetics company Avon said today that it will cut about 1,500 jobs in initial steps toward its cost-cutting goal.
The job cuts amount to almost 4 per cent of its workforce. About 100 of the jobs will be in South Korea and Vietnam, where the door-to-door sales company has decided to pack in its business.
"The decisions outlined today are necessary to stabilise the company and begin the process of returning Avon to sustainable growth," claimed chief executive Sheri McCoy.
The New York-based company said that it plans to save $400 million (£250m) by 2015.
Avon Products has struggled to improve its performance this year after suffering through declining sales and a bribery investigation.
Pre-tax costs related to its plans are expected to total between £50m and £55m.
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