California cannabis companies are hiring. Interest is high at this job fair.
Nearly 900 people signed up for the free fair on Eventbrite; about 200 showed up to chat with a dozen or so employers, who had paid less than $400 to attend. Employers included cannabis cultivators, edibles manufacturers, dispensaries and a cannabis trade magazine.
There were firm handshakes. Intense eye contact. And the sincere repetition of first names.
Over the weekend, in a bare-walled art gallery on Highland Avenue, well-scrubbed job seekers came, resumes in hand, to connect with prospective employers.
But this was a job fair with a twist: All the employers are in the cannabis business. And almost without exception, their companies are growing explosively.
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