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Activated Carbon Filter Market : Rising Trends with Top Countries Data, Technology and Business Outlook 2020 to 2026

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Sep 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Activated Carbon Filter Market” is valued at 177.9 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 230 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Activated Carbon Filter Market by Types (Carbon Steel shell Activated Carbon Filter, Stainless Steel shell Activated Carbon Filter, Others), Applications (Industrial Water Pollution Treatment, Drinking Water Purification, Food Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Other Applications) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 123 Pages and in-depth TOC on Activated Carbon Filter Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and

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Cengage Announces Expansion of Online Skills Business to Meet Growing Demand for Workforce Development and Reskilling

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Well-positioned to meet the surging demand for online certificates and micro-credentials, Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced plans to expand its Online Skills business. Through its current ed2go business, Cengage is already a recognized leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. Leveraging its portfolio of globally recognized content and deep understanding of the digital learning experience, Cengage aims to build on current success and greatly broaden its offering in this rapidly growing segment.

“At Cengage, our mission has always been to meet students where they are and ensure they have access to affordable, high-quality learning materials that can help them succeed,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The need for continued career training and reskilling as individuals progress in their career is becoming essential for advancement. We see this

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Homeland Vinyl to expand in Surgoinsville, add 55 jobs | Business

SURGOINSVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development (TDECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Homeland Vinyl officials announced on Tuesday the manufacturer will invest $2.2 million and create 55 jobs in Surgoinsville.

As part of the expansion, Homeland Vinyl will add 38,000 square feet to its operations in Hawkins County, adding multiple new extrusion lines and assembly line capabilities.

Homeland Vinyl manufactures a diverse portfolio of vinyl profiles, including fencing, rail and deck products. The company has operations in six states across the U.S., including the facility in Surgoinsville.

In 2017, Homeland Vinyl added 50,000 square feet to its Surgoinsville facility and installed new equipment.

“I am pleased that Homeland Vinyl has decided to continue to invest in Surgoinsville. This expansion is a sign of positive momentum for Hawkins County as we continue to safely get Tennesseans back to work and the economy thriving again,” Lee, a

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Ralph Lauren to cut thousands of jobs and beef up online business

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Luxury apparel maker Ralph Lauren will cut 15% of its global workforce by the end of its fiscal year in a company-wide restructuring to lower costs and move more of its business online, it said on Tuesday.

The company had a total workforce of 24,900 as of March end and based on that, the plan could impact more than 3,700 jobs.

The COVID-19 health crisis has hammered demand for high-end handbags, apparel and accessories in retail stores, forcing luxury goods companies to slash costs and slow brick-and-mortar expansion plans.

However, their e-commerce sales have surged. Ralph Lauren said it would invest in digital platforms to support e-commerce operations, expand product personalization and add new features like augmented reality.

It will also move

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CompoSecure’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Recognized as Top Woman in Business

Michele Logan acknowledged for shaping the cultural and economic future in New Jersey

CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today announced that co-founder and executive chairman, Michele Logan, was awarded “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJ Biz. Logan was recognized during a virtual event for her contributions to the New Jersey business community.

Logan and the other CompoSecure founders created a new category in the payment industry with metal cards. The company has seen double-digit growth and today has over 700 employees. CompoSecure has tripled its global market footprint and now distributes premium financial cards to more than 20 countries around the world. According to a recent ABI Research report, “CompoSecure is the only large-scale manufacturer of metal cards globally.” Logan had the vision to grow CompoSecure into what it is today.

“This acknowledgment recognizes the hard work of our entire workforce, from

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Fewer holiday jobs seen for 2020 | Business

Workers who count on retail for extra year-end cash may find a tighter job market this year, although some businesses plan to add more staff than last year, a consulting firm says.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said 200,000 seasonal jobs have been announced so far this year. But hiring announcements have been slow amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Retailers last year added 702,000 seasonal staff, up 12.21%from the 625,600 in 2018. And that didn’t include thousands more that transportation and warehousing companies hired, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said in a news release last week.

“The pandemic has thrown typical holiday hiring patterns off,” said Andrew Challenger, a vice president with the firm. “Last year’s strong consumer spending, coupled with low unemployment, led to one of the strongest holiday seasons in recent history.” 

Predicting consumer behavior through the end of the year is difficult, Rick Farrant, spokesman for Northeast Indiana

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15 Skills That Can Help You Grow Your Business, Save More During This VIP Sale

Entrepreneurs are typically strapped for cash and have to be discerning about how to spend money. As such, it often makes sense to do things yourself. But if you’re running into walls and keep having to hire people anyway, it may be time to master some skills to help your business scale. We’ve rounded up some of the best educational resources on the web to assist. Plus, you can get them all for an additional 60 percent off during Entrepreneur’s Three-Day Annual VIP Sale when you use code VIPSALE60 through 9/20.

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Coding is one of the most important skills any entrepreneur can learn. In this nine-course bundle, you’ll study web development, data analysis, and much more to help your business grow. Why pay someone to build a website when you can just do it yourself?

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Thousands of jobs could be lost in London unless business rates holiday extended, Sadiq Khan warns

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Sadiq Khan is urging the Government to extend the business rates holiday for another year over fears thousands of jobs could be lost in London and across the country.

After the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, business rates for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England were halted until the new financial year starts in April.

In a joint submission to the Government’s business rates review, the mayor of London has joined with councils in the capital to call for an extension to 2021/22.

Raising concerns that thousands of jobs could be lost, the mayor’s office said this would provide support to businesses who have suffered a drop in footfall due to the coronavirus crisis.

“Businesses across London continue to struggle from the impact of Covid-19,” Mr Khan said.

“If the business rates holiday comes to an end, I worry any employers will

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September 17, 2020

10 business development tips for a COVID-19 world

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Goodbye, handshakes and exchanging business cards; hello, Zoom and chat windows. According to a recent survey by Zweig Group, 90% of AEC firms say COVID-19 will affect overall business development activities in the next 12 months. And yet business must go on and new work must be pursued.

Here are 10 ways to stay engaged with existing connections and build business.

1. Take the lead. COVID-19 is changing how schools, workplaces, and more are designed and built. What is your firm doing differently as a result? Can you team up with another firm and offer a webinar or other virtual service? Collaborate with your colleagues, partners, or clients to be a thought leader.

Dara t’Sas, director of marketing at BCRA, said, “Now more

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