NY Times: Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot? Just Call It a Job Machine

The US Labor Dept. doesn’t report on employment figures for the cannabis industry. (You know…because it’s still illegal federally.) But, the evidence from employment sites and recruiters points to rapid growth in openings in the cannabis space with entry-level jobs as trimmers and budtenders all the way to corporate-level jobs as CEO’s and VP’s.

The NY Times is reporting on the story that just continues to grow every day. (Read their article by clicking the link below.)

It’s hard to know exactly how many jobs there are in the legal cannabis business. The United States Labor Department collects data from cannabis farms and retailers, but does not provide figures for the industry. Still, listings for cannabis-related positions have rocketed to the top echelon of the fastest-growing-job categories on sites like Indeed and ZipRecruiter.

Julia Pollak, a labor economist at ZipRecruiter, said the company’s data put the number of cannabis jobs nationwide at 200,000 to 300,000. […]

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