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Corbett: PA Employers Have Trouble Finding Drug-Free Workers

During an interview with Radio Pennsylvania Governor Corbett discussed criticism that Pennsylvania’s economic growth rate has been lackluster during his tenure.

Appearing on the program Ask the Governor, Corbett said Pennsylvanians need to be trained for 21st century jobs and mentioned the boom in Marcellus Shale drilling, “Particularly in the gas fields, the need for people like welders and tradespeople is growing there tremendously.”

But then the governor went off-topic and said this:

There are many employers that say, ‘We’re looking for people, but we can’t find anybody that has passed a drug test.’ That’s a concern for me because we’re having a serious problem with that.

His comments are at 3:40

This isn’t the first time Corbett has made news questioning the lifestyles of the unemployed.

During his run for governor in 2010 he told witf, “The jobs are there. But if we keep extending unemployment, people are going to sit there.”

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