Increased drug screening implies economic recovery

“Employers are beginning to hire again,” said Gordon Basichis, Co-Founder of the Corra Group. “[Employment screening businesses] are seeing increased orders as well as inquiries from new or prospective clients who…are up and running and wishing to streamline their employment screening process.” “We are seeing more requests for drug tests” said Basichis. “Even with companies where drug tests are not required for industry standards or compliance purposes,” employers are making sure their job candidates are clean and sober. “In healthcare, the defense industry, or in trucking and transportation, you could expect that drug tests would be added to the screening package. But now even retailers and manufacturers are requesting drug tests for their employment candidates.” Our post last month showed how employment, particularly in the private sector, is on the rise. This increase marked the twenty-fifth consecutive monthly gain in private employment, as measured by the ADP report. Following the previous report, which stated that almost a quarter of a million jobs had been added to the US economy, this is another step in the right direction. Background screening directly correlates to levels of employment and, according to recent information, things are looking up. We will likely get a better vision of how the next year or so looks by the end of Q2 2012, but for the time being, the outlook seems to be positive – for employers, for applicants and for the economy.]]>

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