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STATEMENT BY THE PENNSYLVANIA MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION ON SECRETARY TOM WOLF’S TELEVISON COMMERCIAL “IT CAN WORK”

Letter to the Editor: Credit downgrade clear warning Pa. needs to act now on pension crisis

A story that got five seconds on the evening news and just a few paragraphs of ink on page three deserves a lot more attention.

One-third of all applicants are ineligible for good-paying jobs in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector due to drug use or drug test avoidance, according to a new study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association and conducted by Tel Opinion Research. The survey of 200 manufacturing business executives focused on their companies’ experience with drug testing and its impact on their workforce. The results indicate drug use by both potential and current workers is a legitimate concern facing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania.

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