Lots of companies are hiring lots of people,’ says Alison McMahon
With the legalization of recreational marijuana coming soon, cannabis-related companies across the country are on hiring sprees, says an Edmonton-based recruiter.
The industry is buzzing, said Alison McMahon, founder and CEO of Cannabis At Work.
“It’s been great and very busy as the cannabis industry ramps up toward legalization,” McMahon said in an interview Thursday with CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM.
“Now we have the date [Oct. 17] for retail to go live, so the industry overall is really busy. And that means lots of companies are hiring lots of people.”
Cannabis at Work is capitalizing on the rush to fill thousands of new jobs across Canada.
The Edmonton-based company is among dozens of recently established job portals designed to connect start-up employers with prospective employees in the new pot economy.
McMahon said her company is the only recruitment agency exclusively focused on the cannabis sector.
The company also provides training and consultation about the impacts of legalization for employers outside the cannabis industry, she said.
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