Company Will Share Report Findings Each Quarter to Track Industry Trends
Fair Lawn, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/22/2014 -- AnythingIT/WeedHire (OTCBB: ANYI) today announced the findings of WeedHire’s Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report, the industry authority on employment trends in the legal marijuana industry.
The findings of the Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report show significant demand by state governments looking to fill regulatory and other positions, including senior level positions with the Minnesota Department of Health. Annual pay for the positions typically ranges from $60,000 to $105,000.
“With marijuana now legal in 23 states, the green rush has created a huge demand for experienced professionals who can build and operate the apparatus required for regulating and overseeing what is essentially a brand new industry,” said WeedHire CEO David Bernstein. “State governments need to make sure they are equipped to handle what many project to be an explosive growth industry, potentially reaching as much as $10 billion by 2019.
“A look at the positions available in many of these states show they are taking the issue very seriously,” Mr. Bernstein said.
Sales and Administrative positions continue to see rapid growth and account for 63.3% of the postings on WeedHire through the end of the third quarter of 2014. Dispensaries (24.7 %), Marketing (16.2 %), Website/Online (12.6%), and positions in Doctor’s offices (11.2%) round out the top five job categories.
The findings also show a steady increase in reputable and prominent organizations joining the marijuana business scene. Law firms, such as Orlando-based Gray Robinson, are adding practice groups focusing solely on medical marijuana laws as they see more professionals looking to do business in medical marijuana.
The report lists the highest job concentration in California, Colorado, Arizona and Washington, with 62% of all available job postings coming from those states.
Launched in May 2014, WeedHire is the premier jobs site for the legal marijuana industry. Although WeedHire is the central online portal and social media source for job seekers and providers, it is not involved with the growth, sale, or distribution of marijuana. It does, however, generate revenues via paid employment recruitment packages and advertising.
AnythingIT manages WeedHire and is a leading IT recycler serving OEM's, resellers, government and enterprise clients. Services provided include: data scrubbing, shredding, inventorying, and resale. Incorporated in 1992, the company is also a GSA Schedule Holder who has achieved E-Stewards, ISO 9001& 14001 certifications.
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