Factory Owner Says She Has Plenty of Job Openings But Few Sober Applicants | Tribunist:
"Job scarcity for blue collar workers in America was a leading point in the 2016 presidential election. With President Trump doing everything in his power to keep companies from moving their operations overseas, one factory owner says the problem isn’t enough jobs.
Instead, she has a problem finding applicants.
Regina Mitchell, a co-owner of Warren Fabricating & Machining in Hubbard, Ohio, says she has a plethora of jobs for blue collar workers in her plant but has trouble finding applicants because they fail the drug test.
Mitchell told the The New York Times that four of every 10 applicants fail the required drug test, making them ineligible to work there.
She explained that the workers don’t need a higher education or even to have skills from a trade school; they just need a high school diploma and a willingness to work drug-free.
“I need employees who are engaged in their work while here, of sound mind and doing the best possible job that they can, keeping their fellow co-workers safe at all times,” Mitchell said.
She pays her employees anywhere from $15 to $25 an hour..."