Article by Steve Elliott, Herb
The number of cannabis jobs is growing faster than jobs in any other field, according to the CEO of a leading company that connects businesses with employees.
“You know what the fastest-growing job category in the United States is?” Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter.com, told Forbes: “Marijuana.”
Legal marijuana has seen “445 percent job growth in job listings in the category year over year,” Siegel said at a U.S. News & World Report conference. To put that into perspective, he added that tech positions are at 245 percent growth and healthcare jobs are up 70 percent.
Los Angeles Has The Most Cannabis Jobs
According to a ZipRecruiter analysis on job postings earlier this year, the top metro area for cannabis jobs is Los Angeles. L.A. isn’t the only bright spot in the state. San Francisco comes in at #2 on the cannabis jobs list. San Jose is at #8 and Santa Barbara at #9.