Jobless Benefits

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

State Bill Would Require Drug Test For Benefits

A lawmaker is demanding financial evidence to support a plan for government-sponsored drug-testing of laid-off-workers. The bill came up for debate in a legislative committee on Wednesday morning.


An elderly job seeker fills out a job application. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Older Workers A Large Part Of North Texas Unemployed

Just last week, the unemployment rate in Texas dropped from 9- to 8-percent and a good chunk of those unemployed are over the age of 50. Many are finding themselves in unknown territory, unsure how to make it in today’s marketplace.


Blood samples are carried in a laboratory. (credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Would Require Drug Tests For Jobless Benefits

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require unemployed Texans to pass a drug test before collecting jobless benefits.