Drug use among American employees is at a 14-year high.
According to a recent study conducted by Quest Diagnostics, 4.4 percent of all employee drug tests came back positive. Yikes! The growing trend of legalizing marijuana across the country has a lot to do with that number.
In the same study they also looked at current job listings to see exactly which companies require pre-employment drug tests. On average, only 1.47 percent of job postings in the U.S. mention that they require tests and only 0.66 percent of job postings mention regular drug testing.
A few of the most likely industries to require pre-employment drug tests were:
- • Government
- • Health Care & Hospitals
- • Aerospace & Defense
- • Education & Schools
We double checked and radio show host did not make that list. Not that we have anything to worry about of course.