SACADA has provided drug free workplace services for the workforce by conducting training for supervisors, reviewing company drug policies, educating employees, providing referrals to EAP provider and drug testing referrals. In 2007 and 2008 SACADA provided training to 1800 employees, managers, and administrative staff for Parent Child Incorporated in San Antonio Texas. This agency received federal funding for head start programs and is required by funders to have drug-free workplace training documented for employees and managers. SACADA also provided training to A & C Products who manufactures pleaded widows for private aircrafts.
We assisted this company in meeting all federal aviation guidelines for their company drug policy. We also provide a monthly drug educational programs for companies who’s employees test positive and are required to attend drug educational programs to comply with EAP recommendations. This agency has served the San Antonio community workforce for over 10 years. SACADA is a member of the Employee Assistance Program Association and partners with them to provide resources to employers and their employees.
According to the US Census, over half (65.2%) of Bexar county’s population 16 years and over is in the labor force.
The following table shows top employers by industry for Bexar County. We’ve highlighted those which correspond to those sectors of employment identified by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health as the ones with highest past 30 day use of drugs and alcohol. Based on experience and knowledge of our area, we feel that Construction, Accommodation and Food Service, Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, Retail Trade, and Manufacturing would be realistic and the most beneficial targets for drug and alcohol prevention services and programs. However, we do not intend to limit our services to these sectors alone.
|Employment by Industry/Sector|
|Department of Defense||195,075|
|Accommodation and Food Service||85,765|
|Arts, Entertainment and Recreation||11,073|
Aside from being a home for almost () members of the military, San Antonio is primarily well known throughout the state for its tourist industry. In 2008, San Antonio hosted over 20 million leisure visitors and the overall economic impact was $11 Billion, an estimate that is probably conservative because almost every sector of employment is impacted by tourism in one way or another.
Bexar County’s construction industry is still a large source for employment, despite the current economic downturn, and is expected to grow even more due to the consolidation of Bexar County’s military bases.