On PR Newswire: No Cannabis Safe at Work, Holiday Sales Up, Labor Market Slows
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
National Safety Council: No Level of Cannabis Use Acceptable for Those Who Work in Safety Sensitive Positions
Recognizing that safety concerns are paramount as decriminalization of cannabis continues in states throughout the U.S., the National Safety Council calls on employers to restrict cannabis use for those in safety sensitive positions – regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by their state. In a policy position released Oct. 21, NSC defines safety sensitive positions as those that impact the safety of the employee and the safety of others as a result of performing that job.
For the 34th year, Deloitte commissioned a national survey of 4,410 consumers to better understand spending for the upcoming holiday season. Conducted online, Sept. 6-13, by an independent research company, the survey provides key insights into consumer behavior and what retailers can expect from shoppers as they tackle their holiday shopping.
Glassdoor Survey Finds Three in Five U.S. Employees Have Experienced or Witnessed Discrimination Based on Age, Race, Gender or LGBTQ Identity at Work
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, today released its 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Study in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. As part of the study, a new Glassdoor survey, conducted online by the Harris Poll among over 1,100 U.S. employees, finds that about three in five (61%) U.S. employees have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on age, race, gender or LGBTQ identity in the workplace.
Are coworkers literally making each other sick? In new research from global staffing firm Accountemps, 90% of professionals admitted they’ve at least sometimes come to the office with cold or flu symptoms. Of those respondents, 33% always go to work even when they’re under the weather. Among the 28 U.S. cities in the study, Charlotte, Miami (96% each), Austin, Chicago, and Cincinnati (93% each) had the most employees who show up while feeling ill.
Wages for U.S. workers grew 3.2% over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $0.90 to $28.71 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released Oct. 23. The wage growth of 3.2% corresponds to the BLS numbers of 2.9% which was released earlier this month.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.