EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Spain


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.45 - Wholesale of perfume and cosmetics
Number Employed: 251

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-06-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 129
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Other Job Reduction Measures: 129

Additional Information

Avon, the UK-based cosmetics company, has announced a collective redundancy plan that will affect 129 employees in Spain (51% of the national workforce). 

The company justifies the restructuring with economic, productive, and organisational reasons. Avon has experienced a decline in profitability in recent years, a trend accentuated by the impact of COVID-19. Moreover, job losses would be necessary in Spain in order to adapt to the company's global transformation programme 'Open Up & Grow', based on brand differentiation enhancement, digitisation of commercial tools, and evolution of the operating model.

The departments that will experience the greatest impact will be Marketing and Customer Service. Specifically, the company will offer voluntary redundancies, to minimise the impact of the plan.