Amazon has further relaxed its marijuana screening policy to strengthen its support for federal law to legalize narcotics.
In a blog post on Tuesday, Amazon HR boss Beth Galetti wrote that he “regained employment status” for former employees and applicants who were dismissed or postponed during random or pre-employment marijuana screening.
“Pre-employment marijuana testing has disproportionately affected the color community by stagnating employment and thus economic growth. We believe this unfair treatment is unacceptable.” Mr Galetti said.
Amazon first announced in June that it would not screen some workers for marijuana. The only job seekers that Amazon selects for drugs are those who apply for jobs regulated by the Ministry of Transport, such as truck drivers and heavy equipment operators.
Amazon also said it would perform impairment checks at work and test drugs and alcohol after the incident.
According to Galetti, the company relaxed marijuana standards after recognizing that US states have legalized cannabis. We also realized that doing so would help attract more job seekers in the increasingly tough labor market.
“Amazon’s pace of growth means we always want to hire great new team members, and we’ve found that eliminating cannabis pre-employment testing can expand our applicant pool.” Said Garetti.
Amazon, which has been hiring since the pandemic, has hung many incentives in front of job seekers, including recruitment bonuses and free college tuition. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is encouraging a network of contracted delivery companies to prominently advertise not screening for marijuana use in further promotion to recruit workers.
Amazon is also urging the federal government to legalize marijuana. The company announced in June that it would support marijuana opportunity reinvestment and elimination legislation aimed at denying cannabis at the federal level, eradicating criminal records and investing in affected communities.
On Tuesday, Mr Galetti said Amazon recently approved a similar bill called the Cannabis Control and Opportunity Act. In a letter to lawmakers on this month’s bill, Amazon eradicated federal nonviolent marijuana crimes, resented those engaged in these crimes in federal prisons, and made the state similar. I asked for action.