Hey everybody, what’s up? We may be in the dog days of summer here, but the Illinois legalization of recreational cannabis will be here in 2020 before you know it. So that said, companies are trying to staff up as much as possible in anticipation of huge business next year. These companies cannot hire quickly enough. As a result, it’s an applicant’s market out there. There are more jobs than there are qualified people to fill them. So, interested yet? Want the latest Illinois cannabis jobs?
Be a Grow Technician at Green Thumb Industries
From the Green Thumb Industries site: “Green Thumb Industries (GTI), is a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer. We are dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which we serve. Think products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, incredibles and Beboe, among others. They also operate the Rise Dispensaries. A solid place to be, if you can find an opportunity.
Be a Construction Manager at Grassroots Cannabis
From the Grassroots Cannabis website: “Grassroots, a new cannabis company that’s all about living deeply. We started in Illinois and we’re growing nationally from the ground up. We care deeply, about our plants, our products and the people they serve.” They operate in a growing number of states, always looking for new talent to join the team. Learn more here.
Be a Cultivation Data Collector at Cresco Labs
Cresco is one of the market leaders on the scene today. Period. From the Cresco Labs website: “Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is among the largest cultivation, manufacturing and retail cannabis operators in the U.S. We provide a full suite of consistently dosed products catering to all consumers, from the novice to the connoisseur, from the medically treated to the recreational user.”
Job opportunities sometimes include that of a Cultivation Data Collector, who is responsible for day-to-day recording of data, software, and compliance. Learn more about Cresco career opportunities here.
Be an Extraction Manager at PharmaCannis
From the PharmaCannis website: “Join the movement! PharmaCann, one of the nation’s largest medical and adult-use cannabis companies, focuses on elevating the role of cannabinoid-based products and empowers people with more options for feeling, healing and living better.”
The Extraction Manager manages and directs all Illinois refinement, formulation, and edible products production. You’ll lead a team of 4-6 direct reports to consistently produce high-quality concentrates and formulated products. Learn more here.
So there you have it, the latest and greatest. One cool thing to keep in mind about the new Illinois cannabis job market is that you’re already qualified. In other words, whatever you already do, you can find a job just right for you. If you have a background in business, retail, or even law, you can take your skill set and find a position in this new world. So keep up the search, learn as much as you can about the industry, and you will find your niche.