Changing Workforce

Job openings persist because applicants fail drug tests

By the Kansas City Star

Jun 22, 2017

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Irene Garcia said she’s been working a lot of overtime lately. Her Kansas City, Kan., employer is trying to hire more people, some of them needed to drive vehicles. But applicants keep failing their pre-employment drug tests — and job openings stay open.

“The problem is finding and keeping good people,” Garcia said. “There’s jobs available all over, but the applicants aren’t passing drug tests.”

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