Avon said the job cuts span all regions and functions. The 1,500 cuts include 100 employees in Vietnam and South Korea, which Avon will exit entirely. Avon said in November that it would embark on a plan to save $400 million in three years.PROVIDENCE, R.I. –A New Jersey teen who started a campaign calling for an Easy-Bake Oven in gender-neutral colors is planning to meet with the people who design it.
Toy maker Hasbro says it has invited 13-year-old McKenna Pope and her family to meet with the Easy-Bake team Monday at its Pawtucket headquarters. Hasbro's Julie Duffy says they invited McKenna in to listen to her thoughts and ideas.
McKenna was prompted to start an online petition after she wanted to buy an Easy-Bake Oven for her 4-year-old brother and found them only in purple and pink. Several top chefs, including Bobby Flay, have since asked Hasbro to make them in more colors. Duffy says Hasbro has made the toy in gender-neutral colors in the pastWASHINGTON – A survey of U.S. chief executives shows the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers is essentially unchanged versus three months ago, but fewer expect hiring to decrease. The Business Roundtable says that 29 percent of its member CEOs plan to increase hiring over the next six months, the same as in September, when the group last released its quarterly survey. But only 29 percent expect hiring to decrease versus 34 percent in the previous report.