BANKING: Help Wanted

Like many another U.S. bank, New York's Bankers Trust Co. (assets: $1.8 billion) has found it harder & harder to get enough employees for its 13 offices. Fewer young people are entering banking, chiefly because they can make more money elsewhere. This week Bankers Trust tried a different attack on the employment problem. It merged with Commercial National Bank & Trust Co. (assets: $222 million) and thus stepped up from ninth to eighth largest commercial bank in the U.S. Said Bankers Trust President S. Sloan Colt: "The value of this acquisition was based less on the size than on...

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