Companies across multiple industries are using augmented reality to enhance industrial internet of things technologies, such as predictive service and predictive maintenance, says a PTC report. "This report signals that industrial enterprise believes in the value of AR and [is] moving quickly to realize the competitive advantage it creates," executive Mike Campbell says.
More than three-quarters of manufacturers struggled with hiring and keeping qualified workers during the second quarter, says the National Association of Manufacturers. Two-thirds of those surveyed plan to add apprenticeship, training or mentorship efforts.
The visual nature of Pinterest and its focus on inspiration and discovery make it a valuable business driver for retailers, the social site's Amy Vener said in an episode of "Retail Gets Real." She works with retailers of all sizes to get their products in front of Pinterest users.
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In Lake Houston and Humble, Texas, sales tax revenue is beginning to grow again as businesses recover from Hurricane Harvey's impact in 2017. New establishments in the region also are helping to fill the gap after many retail establishments were forced to close due to the destruction.
The Human Trafficking and IUU Fishing Act in the House aims to reduce growing human trafficking, human rights abuses and forced labor in the worldwide seafood supply chain. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is a growing problem in Asia and the South Pacific.
The flooding, rain and damage from Hurricane Florence continues to immobilize much of North Carolina, with ports and highways still closed. Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion warned of interruptions due to limited facility capacity.
UPS, FedEx and XPO logistics have rolled out hiring plans for the upcoming holiday season. UPS aims to bring on 100,000 seasonal employees, XPO expects to see an uptick in e-commerce creating the need for 8,000 people, and FedEx needs about 55,000 positions filled to meet demand.
Dining together at home not only can create important together time for a family but it can also improve health with better food choices, Julene Reese writes. "Improving the nutritional value of your meals can result in long-term health benefits for the entire family," said Casey Coombs of the Utah State University Extension.