service industry


: a type of business that provides services to customers rather than producing a product
jobs in the service industries

Examples of service industry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Autonomous mobile robots are finally being accepted in the service industry, and Savioke (now Relay Robotics) was created to drive that impact. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Feb. 2024 These are joined by an industry that, until now, has relied heavily on the human touch: the service industry. Juliana Jiménez J., NBC News, 2 Feb. 2024 Over in the service industry, many used their leverage to get better paying jobs and quit during the Great Resignation as conditions became too stressful. Bychloe Berger, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 Child labor violations in food service industry soar Child labor violations in the food service industry increased almost sixfold in the past 10 years. Emmanuel Martinez, Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2024 Advertisement Denny’s is ranked the 37th biggest chain restaurant in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News, a trade publication that covers the U.S. food service industry. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Housing costs in Southern California have increased so much in recent years that beginning school teachers, police officers and people who work hotels, restaurants and other service industry jobs can’t afford to buy their first home. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Dec. 2023 Multiple nonprofits and other aid organizations exist to help members of the service industry battle depression and addiction, such as Restaurant After Hours, Focus on Health, A Balanced Glass and Healthy Hospo. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 In Thailand, for example, everything goes hand in hand with the tourism industry and the service industry — production services are very aligned with that. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Service industry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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