Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recovery in a Cup

Another indicator that the economic recovery is in process, via the PiPress:
The pee cup is starting to look half full.

First-quarter financial results from New Brighton-based Medtox Scientific and two other lab companies that process pre-employment drug tests suggest there's a promising trickle of hiring in the U.S.

And reports from the trenches — medical clinics that administer the tests — suggest the same.

"It's as though someone flipped a switch," said Jim Sebesta, vice president for business development at Twin Cities Occupational Health & Rehabilitation, which conducts tests at clinics in Mendota Heights and Blaine. "Clearly, employers are hiring."

From January to March, Medtox Scientific saw its first year-over-year increase in sales of drug testing services since 2008.
The small 'l' Libertarian in me has issues with drug testing, its inaccuracies and inconsistencies, but that is a post for another day. For now, any sign that the economy is continuing its recovery is good news for me, and you would think good news for all.


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