A large, industrial company in Richmond, Indiana that offers treatment for those who have a positive pre-employment drug screen with a pathway for eventual employment
Belden Inc. is a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions. The company has an innovative program in its Richmond, Indiana plant called Belden's Pathways to Employment. In the context of a shrinking workforce with 10% of pre-employment drug screens coming up positive, the company started a pilot program in February 2018, in a collaboration with other organizations, that would offer a pathway to employment for those who had a positive urine drug screen.
The company refers individuals to a substance use assessment and pays for evidence-based treatment. After individuals show progress in treatment and have negative drug screens, they start in a safety conscious role with the potential to move into machine jobs with continued progress. On average, the timeline for monitoring the employee is 18 months.