Weed Wants Ads Sprout, as Cannabis Job Searches Blossom with Industry

The growth of Canada’s soon-to-be-legal recreational pot industry is starting to create a small buzz among job hunters.

The job website Indeed has released new numbers that show cannabis-related searches, while still small, were more than four times higher last month compared to the year before. The data say weed-related searches increased to 26 out of every 10,000 searches, up from six.

Employers, the data found, have also been looking for more help within the expanding industry — from retail “budtenders,” to production assistants, to quality assurance. New help wanted ads in the sector were up threefold last month, compared to a year ago, and now make up 25 out of every 10,000 new jobs on the website.

“Cannabis-related searches and job postings remain a small corner of the Canadian labour market, but they’re growing rapidly,” Indeed economist Brendon Bernard wrote in a report.

– Read the entire article at The Hamilton Spectator.

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