Oregon Is Running Out of Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

On May 23, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released its quarterly forecast, a 66-page assessment of the state’s economy, which is booming.
That’s led to bounteous tax receipts and record low unemployment—4 percent, the lowest level since the state began keeping track in 1990.
Yet state economists Mark McMullen and Josh Lehner are hearing from employers that many of those who don’t have jobs are unemployed for a reason.
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3 Responses to Oregon Is Running Out of Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

  1. Sanders says:

    New Mexico, also.

  2. Winston Smith says:

    “Oregon Is Running Out of Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test”

    Who isn’t?

  3. Jonathan says:

    That problem is not just in Oregon; it is in many parts of the country – I know that parts of Ohio and West Virginia are having problems finding people who can pass a drug test; some employers are dropping the drug test to find employees, but those with more dangerous jobs feel they can’t drop it – operating heavy machinery and driving trucks, among others, are jobs where the employer needs to know their workers are clean for liability reasons.

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