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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

by Crain's Detroit Business

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.