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  • BERLIN, May 9- Job vacancies in Germany hit an all-time high in the first three months of 2017, data showed on Tuesday, climbing above one million as Europe's biggest economy expands faster than its workforce. Normally, the number of job vacancies goes down in the winter months, "IAB researcher Alexander Kubis said. A survey by staffing firm ManpowerGroup found...

  • ZURICH, May 9- Adecco's first-quarter profit rose more than a fifth, better than expected, as the world's largest temporary staffing company continued to get a lift from major markets like Germany and France while keeping a lid on costs. Net profit attributable to shareholders rose to 176 million euros in the three months ended March 31, the company said in a...

  • The deal values Medical Solutions at around $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Faced with large patient volumes and nursing shortages, more and more hospitals are searching for reliable, qualified nurses, said Matthew Hobart, a partner at TPG Growth. Medical Solutions' previous majority owner, Beecken Petty O'Keefe& Company, which...

  • LONDON, May 3- Investors' advisory firm PIRC is urging BP's shareholders to vote against Chief Executive Bob Dudley's new pay package, calling it "excessive" even after the changes which have been made following a shareholder revolt last year. Pensions& Investment Research Consultants also advised shareholder clients in a note to abstain in a non-binding vote...

  • May 3- U.S. companies hired the fewest workers in six months in April as they faced increasing difficulty finding qualified workers in a tightening labor market, a report by a payrolls processor ADP showed on Wednesday. ADP said private employers expanded their payrolls by 177,000 jobs last month, which was the smallest gain since the 62,000 increase last...

  • May 3- U.S. private employers added 177,000 jobs in April, slightly above economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 175,000 jobs, with estimates ranging from 140,000 to 236,000. Private payroll gains in the month earlier...

  • Workers use computers on their desks inside Tech Temple, a co-working space for start-up companies sponsored by Infinity Ventures Partners, in Beijing, China, on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

    Start-up Flyspaces is aiming to become Southeast Asia’s Airbnb of office space, offering flexible rentals, the CEO told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- The effect of currency market fluctuations on U.S. corporate results in the fourth quarter of 2016 was down sharply from a year earlier, a report from currency risk consulting firm FiREapps showed on Tuesday. For the fourth quarter of last year, the negative impact of currency fluctuations on North American companies- including the United...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Shared office space company WeWork Cos is starting to expand with a broader real estate facilities management service, it said on Wednesday. WeWork is building on what it calls "on-site services" that began with an unnamed corporate client in Chicago that is reducing its leased space to two floors from three, said David Fano, the New York- based...

  • *Kleinfeld writes to Elliott exec without consulting board. *Arconic names director David Hess as interim CEO. April 17- Arconic Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld resigned after the U.S. specialty metals maker found he sent a letter in "poor judgment" to Elliott Management, with whom it is embroiled in a proxy war and which used the chance to again...

  • *Kleinfeld writes to Elliott exec without consulting board. *Arconic names director David Hess as interim CEO. April 17- Arconic Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld resigned after the U.S. specialty metals maker found he sent a letter in "poor judgment" to Elliott Management, with whom it is embroiled in a proxy war and which used the chance to again...

  • April 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. The move is in keeping with an online strategy led by Marc Lore, the founder and former...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- A second wind for U.S. staffing companies' stocks, which rallied after President Trump's election, could rest on whether optimism over his agenda leads to sustained strength for the economy and employment. "The real key from here is that this confidence translates into orders for the staffing companies and that remains to be seen," said Chris Serra,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- Taser International Inc, maker of the eponymous device used by police to stun and incapacitate a person temporarily, is changing its name to Axon as it pushes further into the software business. Last year, $202.6 million of its $268.2 million in revenue came from its weapons segment, mostly in the form of replacement cartridges.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- Taser International Inc, maker of the eponymous device used by police to stun and incapacitate a person temporarily, is changing its name to Axon as it pushes further into the software business. Last year, $202.6 million of its $268.2 million in revenue came from its weapons segment, mostly in the form of replacement cartridges.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- TASER International, the maker of electrical weapons for police officers, is changing its name to Axon as it pushes further into the software business. Last year, $202.6 million of its $268.2 million in revenue came from its weapons segment, mostly in the form of replacement cartridges. "The hardware creates an issue for police departments...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Financial advisers across Wall Street's biggest brokerages have fretted over their professional futures in recent years as their firms worked to develop "robo" services for millennial and tech-savvy clients. But a new study by consulting firm Accenture finds that clients across all ages and economic brackets want robots and humans...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • March 23- Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc reported a 4.7 percent increase in quarterly net revenue, helped by strong demand for its digital and cloud services. Net income attributable to Accenture fell to $838.8 million or $1.33 per share in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, from $1.33 billion or $2.08 per share, a year earlier.