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San Diego job seekers invited to cannabis and hemp job fair

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 12:33:32-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - This weekend job seekers are invited to the San Diego Cannabis and Hemp Job Fair & Business Mixer.

Organizer Joshua Caruso, with the San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market, says it’s an important milestone one year after recreational marijuana was legalized in California.

“We felt that the community really needed to know the brands and dispensaries and hemp companies that are local,” said Caruso.

He says it’s the first job fair held in San Diego since recreational marijuana was legalized in the state.

Over 30 companies will be at the event, including Golden State Greens located in Point Loma.

“We are working professionals, we’re moms and dads and sisters and brothers and aunts and uncles, we’re just trying to shed a positive light on the industry,” said Golden State Greens Manager, Joshua Wilson.

Wilson says Golden State Greens is a leader when it comes to complying with new state regulations and that they’re working to combat the negative stigma some still have about the industry.

Companies are looking for employees of all skill levels, from managers to drivers.

“There’s going to be people in suits, there’s going to be multi-million dollar companies, this is a real industry, this is a very thriving industry,” said Wilson.

Organizers suggest job seekers bring multiple resumes.

The event is from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Hilton Mission Valley and is free to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.