Wed. Oct 20th, 2021

With a labor shortage, employers are refusing to test employees for drugs, a survey shows

According to a report from Vice. A global labor shortage has led employers around the globe to start getting rid of drug testing.

Another survey released by MAnPowerGroup. Almost 4,050 of the more than 45,000 employers surveyed from 43 countries had acknowledged eliminating drug testing for “attracting and retaining in-demand talent.”.

In its executive summary, the survey states “The global talent shortage shows no sign of slowing, with 69 percent of employers reporting difficulty filling roles,” “The employment outlook is optimistic, particularly for employers that are prepared to adapt to a new world of work and offer incentives to attract and retain the talent they need.”

Amazon took the same course of action a few months ago, removing marijuana from its own testing program.

Amazon’s support of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expunction (MORE) Act was voiced in an open letter sent earlier this month to lawmakers,

In addition to advocating for the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, In addition to stating such laws disproportionately impact people of color, Amazon also commented that its revised position reflects the fact that an increasing number of states are allowing the use of marijuana. There are currently 18 states that allow the use of recreational marijuana.

Dave Clark, Amazon’s CEO of Worldwide Consumer, says that Amazon has screened out employees who test positive for marijuana use in the past. Dave Clark, Amazon CEO of Worldwide Consumer, also said. We have changed our course, because the law is moving in a different direction in states across the country.” 

Congress is now being lobbied by Amazon to legalize cannabis federally.

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