Looks like the investor lawsuit and the lay-offs aren’t the only changes arriving to Hasbro. A plea from the Mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, suggests that Hasbro has initiated a plan to move out of its current location.
The mayors of Pawtucket and Central Falls are demanding that state leaders help prevent Hasbro, the toy company with more than 1,000 local workers, from leaving the area.
Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa have scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference on Hasbro Way to demand help “to stop a large company that employs over a thousand workers from leaving Pawtucket and Central Falls.”
Hasbro spokeswoman Julie Duffy said in a statement: “We are in the process of evaluating several options for contemporizing our corporate headquarters, including finding a new corporate campus in the vicinity of our current headquarters.”
Duffy said the company was “committed to delivering a fully-updated, connected and flexible workspace for all of our employees, and want to find the right solution that will ultimately create the best corporate headquarters for Hasbro into the future.”
It is unclear what sort of options Hasbro has in mind, but an article posted back in December 2017 suggests that the new location would be Providence, Rhode Island.