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Colorado holds first marijuana job fair

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 00:57

March 13 - Hundreds of job seekers line up for a marijuana industry employment fair in Denver, Colorado. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In Colorado --- the state's first marijuana industry job fair. There were lines before the doors even opened. Fifteen marijuana-related companies are looking to fill jobs ranging from accounting to actually growing the plant. SOUNDBITE: JERAD WHITE, JOB HUNTER SAYING: "It would be nice to be a budtender, but whatever they want to throw at me, and get my foot in the door." The fair brought in job hunters from many different fields. SOUNDBITE: JOB HUNTER SAYING: "I have a background in non-profit administration. I was a Marine for four years. I was a Peace Corp volunteer in Kenya for two years." Business is booming says dispensary owner Luke Ramirez. SOUNDBITE: LUKE RAMIREZ, MARIJUANA DISPENSARY OWNER, SAYING: "Our sales have increased 300%. Our traffic through our stores have increased by the same number. That's why we're here today. We need to hire more folks to help out with that traffic an added revenues." While the requirements vary from job to job, industry recruiters say all applicants must be at least 21-years-old.

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Colorado holds first marijuana job fair

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 00:57