In an effort to help licensed marijuana businesses and would-be cannabis workers alike, New York’s Department of Labor (DOL) has published dozens of sample job descriptions for positions in the legal industry.
The examples are intended to help companies streamline hiring processes and allow prospective employees to assess their qualifications to work in various roles within the emerging cannabis industry, a DOL representative told Marijuana Moment.
“The legalization of cannabis has created significant opportunities for New Yorkers, including exciting new careers,” the statement said, adding that the department “is committed to supporting job seekers and businesses statewide as this industry continues to expand.”
DOL began posting the sample job descriptions, which now number about 50, earlier this month. They include example positions in cultivation, delivery, product manufacturing, retail and hospitality as well as testing and sampling jobs.
Positions range from “entry-level,” such as handling trimming or managing retail inventory, to “highly skilled” roles involving things like management, cannabinoid extraction and overseeing laboratory testing.
The example job descriptions are included on DOL’s “Cannabis Career Exploration” website, which is meant as an educational resource for job-seekers. The site also includes links to cannabis education opportunities and a page about how to go about looking for marijuana jobs.
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