HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (4/18-21/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including Bluetooth troubleshooting, a device leasing company expanding its reach, possible solutions to the ongoing labor shortage issue, and ways you can help celebrate Earth Day 2022. Tech Solutions Series: Bluetooth Troubleshooting  When the idea of going “hands free” first arose it was revolutionary to think…

How Ongoing Labor Shortages Affect the ITAD Industry

Many businesses were affected by the pandemic, and the ITAD industry is no exception. Many enterprises were forced to adapt and make a digital transition, others were forced to close down entirely. Among the lingering effects of lockdown, labor shortage continues to be an ongoing problem, especially in the ITAD industry. Several factors have contributed…

Senators Push E-Scrap Export Ban

In February, the House of Representatives passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act of 2022 (America COMPETES Act). The bill was first proposed on grounds of national security, but stirred controversy within the industry over its extensive e-scrap export restrictions. In efforts to prevent counterfeit electronics from reentering…

ISRI 2022 Convention

Next week marks ISRI’s first annual convention in two years. ISRI 2022 is at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas March 21-24. ISRI 2022 will feature industry topics such as improving business operations, environmental, health and safety, sustainability, federal and state legislative outlooks, markets, and workforce issues.  Speaker sessions begin March 22, and include a…