Thousands of weed jobs are open. This virtual N.J. cannabis job fair will help you find one. Here’s how to re –

by | Apr 25, 2022 | Jobs

With last week’s opening of the recreational weed market in New Jersey, many wonder how big the pool of cannabis jobs will grow.The most recent report from the powerhouse, online cannabis service Leafly shows a meteoric rise in the number of jobs in the Garden State.Bruce Barcott, a Leafly senior editor and the executive producer of Leafly Reports, calculated there are currently 3,146 full-time jobs supporting $189 million in sales statewide. This is a 24% growth in sales over last year’s report, with 785 jobs added to the industry.With employers expanding their operations to serve the Garden State’s consumer weed market, many will be looking for talented individuals to join their ranks.On April 26-27, in collaboration with NJ Cannabis Insider will host Cannabis Insider Live Virtual Job Fair. Jobs seekers should register here.Applicants will be able to upload their resume, browse exhibitor booths for new opportunities, and live chat with recruiters. Event exhibitors include, The Cannabist, Puffin, The Botanist, TerrAscend, Ascend Wellness, Longview Strategic, among others.During this two-day virtual event, recruiters can chat with prospects who are applying to open positions. More than 200 job seekers are expected to join the fair. Live chats sessions are 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, April 26; and 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.The virtual booths will remain live through May 25, allowing visitors to explore and apply to jobs at their convenienceSloane Barbour, founder of Engin and partner at cannabis recruiting agency FlowerHire told NJ Cannabis Insider ahead of the market opening that he expects to see a tenfold growth in the number of jobs in New Jersey.“The sooner that you get revenue going through adult-use dispensaries, the more people are going to hire and the more impact you’re going to have,” he said. “Every million dollars in legalized cannabis sold in a state creates between 14 and 18 jobs. And in New Jersey that means you’re going to have 30,000 to 40,000 jobs created based on those numbers, and 60 to 80,000 in New York,” he said about expected growth in our surrounding markets.Barbour described the seed-to-sale process, outlining various position …

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