The German state of Baden-Württemberg has a shortage of skilled workers. France has an excess. That prompted a job agency to open in the border city of Kehl. It's been a success: every day some 23,000 French workers commute to work in Germany.
French carmaker PSA has reported a strong sales increase for the first three months of the year after taking over struggling German auto manufacturer Opel. Employees at Opel's sites in Germany fear layoffs.
New government figures show that tens of thousands of professional care jobs in Germany are unfilled. One opposition politician has called the government's existing plan to tackle the shortfall "a joke."
Rapid growth in China has created unprecedented economic opportunities for women in the world's second-largest economy. But massive gender discrimination in job ads continues to be a major obstacle.
French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained on suspicion of corruption when making deals to operate ports in Africa. A part of his conglomerate is alleged to have helped political campaigns to gain concessions.
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