Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Benefits and challenges of recruiting in the cannabis industry

Ever wondered what the recruitment world is like in the cannabis sector? We explore the unique benefits and challenges of recruiting in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

It is no secret that the cannabis sector has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. And while some countries have stricter laws than others, this growth, albeit at different levels, is nevertheless taking place around the world. With this growth comes many challenges and benefits, especially in regards to recruiting in the cannabis industry.

Thu
30
Apr

Canopy Growth has eliminated 200 more jobs

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, restructuring at Canopy Growth Corporation is continuing, with the move to slash 200 jobs in the U.S., the U.K. and, hardest hit, Canada.

The cuts will involve several departments, the Smith’s Falls, Ont.-based cannabis giant confirmed in an email to Bloomberg News: “The latest cuts represent about five per cent of its total workforce of 4,118. The majority of affected employees are in Canada.”

Fri
24
Apr

Human Resource Tips and Tricks in the Cannabis Industry

The expansion of the cannabis industry is parallel with the increased public awareness of the marvelous benefits of cannabis for our health and wellbeing. New and current companies in the cannabis industry are constantly looking for new additions to their teams. There’s more to hiring people than reading a few resumes and choosing which one suits your company the most.

Thu
23
Apr

Union battles London-based marijuana firm WeedMD's demand to name signed workers

 

The union representing some WeedMD production workers is battling the Southwestern Ontario cannabis firm’s demand for names of employees who have signed union cards, information the union says it won’t reveal.

Workers at WeedMD, a licensed marijuana producer that employs more than 200 in Strathroy, Aylmer and Bowmanville, have been signing union cards with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union since last month.

A lawyer representing WeedMD wrote the union asking for the names of workers who have signed union cards, national representative Kevin Shimmin said.

Tue
21
Apr

COVID-19 Leaves Cannabis Businesses Scrambling for Staff

As the world is seemingly closed for business, many business owners find themselves in hot water. According to Liesl Bernard, CEO, and founder of cannabis staffing agency CannabizTeam, the cannabis industry is not one of those businesses. Being coined as “corona stress disorder”, people are turning to cannabis products to ease their anxiety over the current state of the world. And since everyone is at home, people are running through their products at a much faster rate than usual. 

Wed
08
Apr

Organigram to temporarily lay off 400 staff due to COVID-19

Organigram Holdings Inc. is temporarily laying off nearly half of its staff due to COVID-19, the latest such move by a Canadian cannabis producer impacted by the pandemic.

In a release late Monday, Organigram said it would temporarily reduce its workforce by 45 per cent, representing about 400 of its employees, to help contain a potential spread of COVID-19. 

"These are unprecedented and trying times," said Greg Engel, chief executive officer of Organigram, in the release. "Our priority right now is to make sound strategic decisions that are in the best interests of our people and which will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the company."

Thu
02
Apr

This Canadian cannabis company is paying its staff an extra $2 an hour during COVID-19

The efforts of front-line retail and production staff at Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. are being recognized with extra pay.

As essential workers across the continent grapple with employers to ensure safety and be fairly compensated for extra hours and increased health risks, the Canadian cannabis company is initiating a “grateful pay.”

With company operations remaining open during the coronavirus outbreak, an extra $2 an hour has been instituted for staff who “continue to work during this difficult time,” notes a statement from Delta 9.

Mon
30
Mar

'Temporarily' laid off from the cannabis industry? Here's what you need to know

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that more help is on the way for small and medium-sized businesses that have been upended by COVID-19 on March 27. 

For employers that qualify, the businesses will be eligible to have up to 75 per cent of its payroll covered, in addition to access to interest-free loans. 

“Our hope is that employers being pushed to lay off people because of COVID-19 will think again,” Trudeau said.

For the ailing cannabis sector, which was already on shaky ground before the pandemic took hold, this is good news for those that qualify. But what about cannabis employees that have already been laid off amid the pandemic? What supports can they fall back on?

Fri
27
Mar

TGOD to suspend Quebec production, lay off staff to further cut costs amid COVID-19

The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) is the latest Canadian cannabis company to scale back its operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Toronto-based cannabis producer said in a statement late Wednesday it will postpone production at its facility in Valleyfield, Que. and temporarily lay off staff, but noted it intends to restart its operations later this year. The company will also reduce salary by 20 per cent for its salaried employees and 30 per cent for certain executive staff and place a freeze on hiring and consultancy work.

"Multiple factors, most particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to an environment in which we must be extremely prudent with how we manage our cost structure," said TGOD chief executive officer Brian Athaide.

Fri
27
Mar

Workers in Canadian pot company could become first to unionize

As the legal marijuana business continues to expand, staff at one Canadian cannabis company are looking to unionize in what would be a first in the country’s legal pot industry.

International labor union United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has been in contact with workers at Ontario cannabis producer WeedMD to start negotiating contracts, according to national representative Kevin Shimmin.

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