The Union County Board of County Commissioners would like to announce the 2023 Cannabis Job Fair on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Union College of Union County in Elizabeth. This job fair is a collaboration with the Union County Board of County Commissioners, the Elizabeth Development Company, and Union College of Union County.
“The cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate here in New Jersey,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados, who also serves as Liaison to the Workforce Development Board. “Right now, there are over 30 dispensaries in New Jersey, which allows easy access for medical marijuana for patients who can benefit from its therapeutic properties, as well as adult-use cannabis. Two of those dispensaries are right here in Union County. There are many employment opportunities residents might not know about, so this fair is a vital way to spread knowledge to our citizens of Union County.”
The Cannabis Job Fair will be begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Union College of Union County Kellogg Building, Room 519, located at 40 West Grand Street in Elizabeth. Attendees will be able to learn about the various employment positions available within the cannabis industry, including Cannabis Extraction Technician, Cannabis Manufacturing Technician, Budtender, Receptionist, Security, and Sales. Admission to the Cannabis Job Fair is free, however, pre-registration is required on www.ucnj.org/cannajobs.
Cannabis employers who are interested in participating in this event should contact Carolina Marin at (908) 527-4373.
Marijuana was made legal for recreational adult use in New Jersey in 2023. Today, the state is home to over 30 recreational cannabis dispensaries, and 13 that sell only medical marijuana. Recreational marijuana has generated close to $306 million in sales, and $18.8 million in sales tax revenue in the first two financial quarters of 2023. Cannabis job opportunities have been steadily increasing in growth over the past five years, with over 428,000 job opportunities available in the industry in 2022.
For more updates and details about the Cannabis Job Fair and other programs in Union County, please visit www.ucnj.org.