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Failed drug test still hired
The number of workers testing positive for drugs they're not supposed to have is declining in South Carolina, according to a new report from the laboratory Quest Diagnostics. Still, a consistently high rate of positive drug tests has exacerbated the state's labor shortage.South Carolina's rate of drug misuse fell since the year before, but remains above the national average, according to Quest. The Palmetto State began to make a turn for the better in 2017, though only after years of topping national charts. Its highest was in 2015, with 6.4 percent of tests coming out as positive for drugs that could keep an employer from making a hire. In this latest year, South Carolina's rate was down to 4.7 percent.It's good news. But positive tests remain high at a time when South Carolina employers are looking everywhere for qualified workers.Darryl Porter's business has given him a first-hand look at that shortage.He began his own mobile drug screening business, ACP Drug Testing and … [Read more...] about SC workers failing drug tests less often as the state grapples with labor shortage
We're number one! In people failing drugs test for weed! According to a report from the Drug Testing Index, Oregon has a higher percentage of workplace drug tests that are positive for marijuana than any other state in the country. Feeling proud? You're about to feel prouder because this is the third year in a row that Oregon has achieved this honor. According to the index, culled from more than 10 million drug tests administered at workplaces throughout the country, a whopping 4.64 percent of Oregon's workplace drug tests in 2017 were positive for pot. That's up from 2016's 4.5 percent and 2015's 3.43 percent. That means the trend is going up. So. Hmm. What happened in 2015? Oh! It was July 15 when recreational cannabis went on sale for everyone over the age of 21! Still, other states with legal recreational cannabis land further down on the list. Massachusetts came in at number three with 3.56 percent of tests coming back as positive, Washington was sixth with 3.18 percent … [Read more...] about Pot in the workplace: Oregon is No. 1 for positive drug tests
Stores are closing all over the place. All of the factories have moved to China. The robots are taking over. It's impossible to get a job out there, right? Wrong. Finding a job in the Buffalo Niagara region is easier than it has been in almost 20 years. Filling those jobs has become the hard part. With baby boomers leaving the workforce and population stagnant, the pool of available workers in Buffalo Niagara has been getting smaller for decades. Hiring has picked up over the past 10 years and, in July, unemployment sank to an 18-year low of 4.5 percent. That has created a labor shortage that has companies desperate for workers. As a result, employers are raising salaries, offering more perks and, in some cases, lowering their standards to fill positions. In local school districts, for instance, substitute teachers are at a premium. So what do you do when you have a room full of kids and no teacher? At Iroquois Central Schools, other teachers cover for their absent … [Read more...] about More pay, more perks and no drug tests: Finding workers in tight labor market
Published: Mar 5, 2018, 11:53 am • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 5:32 pm By Rebecca Greenfield and Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg Employers are struggling to hire workers in tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance. As of the beginning of 2018, Excellence Health Inc., a Las Vegas-based health care company with around 6,000 employees, no longer drug tests people coming to work for the pharmaceutical side of the business. The company stopped testing for marijuana two years ago. “We don’t care what people do in their free time,” said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson. “We want to help these … [Read more...] about Will legal marijuana kill the employment drug test?