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BURLINGTON, ON, Dec. 1, 2020 /CNW/ - SIR Corp. today announced that it is filing amended and restated consolidated financial statements for the 53-week period ended August 30, 2020 ("Fiscal 2020").
MADRID (REUTERS) - The Madrid region on Tuesday (Dec 1) inaugurated a 100-million-euro (S$161.5 million) hospital to treat Covid-19 patients but unions say a lack of healthcare workers has raised questions about how it will be staffed. The cost of the newly built hospital, which doubled from the original announcement, and Spain's shortage of health sector staff have been criticised by local opposition politicians and labour unions. Arriving at the hospital for the inauguration, regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso was greeted by dozens of protesting healthcare workers with placards reading: "Without staff there is no hospital" and "Primary care abandoned." "I am outraged at what is being done with public money, with everyone's money," said 58-year old protester Rosa, who declined to give her last name. The new hospital, named Isabel Zendal in honour of a 19th century nurse who led early vaccination campaigns, was built in just three months near Madrid airport. It will eventually have a capacity of 1,056 beds, including 48 intensive care beds, the regional authority said. In a first step, a wing with 240 beds, including an intensive care unit, will open. That wing will require 669 staff including nurses,
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy told CNBC in an interview aired Tuesday that he believes the coronavirus pandemic may leave a lasting impact on the future of work, with a growing share of employees doing their jobs remotely. "I don't think you're going to have people coming back to the office 100% of the time the way that they did before," Jassy told CNBC's Jon Fortt. "I think there's going to be some type of hybrid model and I think it will probably differ depending on your job function." That possibility has changed how Amazon thinks about hiring, Jassy said. Amazon is now less focused on hiring employees from locations where it has "critical mass," and can instead recruit workers from any location, as long as they're able to collaborate with other teams, he said. In a post-pandemic world, employees who can work productively from home will continue to do so, but they'll still make trips to the office when they need to work on some projects, Jassy said. That will most likely cause office buildings to evolve to focus on collaboration and meeting spaces. "My suspicion is that a lot of these office buildings will start to
Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the latest tech company to shift its focus away from Silicon Valley, announcing Tuesday that it will relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California, to Houston, Texas. "HPE's largest U.S. employment hub, Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent, and is where the company is currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus," the company said in its fourth quarter earnings release. It's unclear how many employees the move will affect, though the company said no layoffs will be with the move. HPE will keep the San Jose campus, and will consolidate some of its Bay Area sites there, it said. For its fourth quarter, the company reported: Revenue: $7.21 billion vs $6.88 billion expected, according to a consensus estimate from Refinitiv. Earnings: $0.37 per share (adjusted), compared with $0.34 expected, as per Refinitiv. The company also raised guidance for the 2021 fiscal year. Shares were little changed in after hours trading. The coronavirus pandemic has given a number of tech companies and prominent Silicon Valley figures
Cloud-computing giant Salesforce on Tuesday said it will acquire popular workplace messaging platform Slack for $27.7 billion. The cash-and-stock deal — one of the largest ever for a software company — will see Slack shareholders receive $26.79 in cash and 0.08 shares of Salesforce stock for each share in the company. It is the biggest acquisition in 21-year-old Salesforce’s history. The San Francisco-based company’s stock dipped 3.6 percent in extended trading. Slack shares, which have surged in recent days on reports that the merger was in the works, were little changed. The deal, which is expected to close in 2022, comes as Slack has struggled to fully capitalize on the switch to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic in the face of fierce competition from Microsoft Corp’s Teams and other workplace apps. It also arrives despite claims from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff — who with his wife, Lynne, shelled out $190 million to scoop up Time magazine in 2018 — denying in August that Salesforce was pursuing any acquisitions. “I think that for a company like Salesforce, we don’t really see an M&A environment. These are not — we’re not in a moment,” Benioff told analysts during an Aug. 25