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Michigan companies can't fill jobs because too many people can't pass a drug test


A Macomb County factory owner sees a chance to increase production at his metal-stamping plant. He puts out a call for job applicants and dozens respond.

About half are rejected. Why? They cannot pass a basic pre-employment drug test.

A major manufacturing facility in Detroit furloughs workers during a downturn. When 100 of the workers are called back several months later, every one of them fails the company's drug screening, mostly for marijuana.

In Traverse City, an addiction treatment center surveys 30 companies in across the region and finds only 1-in-4 conduct drug tests. The reason: They fear the results would require them to reject or fire the workers they desperately need. FULL ARTICLE

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