Drug Tests – The New Reality for Job Seekers

Posted by Kristina Taylor
July 28, 2009

Drug Tests – The New Reality for Job Seekers

Just came across this press release today in which a warning is sent out to job seekers:  Expect to be drug tested.

The article includes a number of valid statements, including (and this is paraphrased):  In a “down” economy, employers can afford to be picky.  Thus, they may choose to drug test now even if they didn’t do so before.

Of course, for potential employees who have never touched illegal drugs, such news isn’t a problem.  However, for those who might be drawn to certain substances that are better off eschewed, it serves as a huge warning.

Drug tests are a reality.  Pass and you might get a paycheck.  Fail and you might be in big trouble.