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Colgate To Cut Over 2,000 Jobs In 4 Years

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 8:30am
Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Colgate-Palmolive will cut more than 2,310 workers, or 6 percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016 in a push to make the consumer products company more efficient.

Colgate wants to streamline global functions and said Thursday that it will continue to cluster single-country subsidiaries into regional hubs.

Savings for the program should total between $365 million to $435 million annually by end of 2016.

The cuts were announced on the same day that the company posted a 2 percent increase in third-quarter net income as it ramps up advertising. Revenue slipped 1 percent.

Colgate-Palmolive Co., which is based in New York, has 38,600 employees.

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