NPR

Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted Applicants

Like many employers, Belden couldn't find enough workers for its Indiana factory. So it started a first-of-its-kind program which pays for drug treatment to job applicants failing drug tests.
An employer in Indiana is piloting a program that offers a path to employment after failing a drug test. Source: Angela Hsieh

It's hard enough for employers to find workers to fill open jobs these days, but on top of it, many prospective hires are failing drug tests.

The Belden electric wire factory in Richmond, Ind., is taking a novel approach to both problems: It now offers drug treatment, paid for by the company, to job applicants who fail the drug screen. Those who complete treatment are also promised a job.

The pilot program, launched in February, is believed to be the first of its kind, and is an acknowledgement of both the severity of the drug problem, and the difficulty of finding qualified

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la NPR

NPR2 min citite
Coronavirus: South Korea Says COVID-19 Cases Doubled In 24 Hours
Many of the new cases are linked to a Christian sect in Daegu. A woman who attended services there is listed as having more than 1,000 contacts.
NPR2 min citite
Alt.Latino Playlist: The Changing Seasons Of Life And Love
Hear a mélange of sounds and styles from across Latin America and the U.S., centered on the sentiment of loves lost and found in unlikely places.
NPR4 min citite
North Korea Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases, But Experts Are Skeptical
Pyongyang says it has mobilized to fight for its "national survival." Experts say North Korea's track record of fighting epidemics does not bode well for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.