Temp Staffing Spikes In Cannabis Sector During COVID-19 Pandemic

The cannabis space has seen a string of layoffs, and some companies are resorting to temporary hiring.

Liesl Bernard, the founder and CEO of cannabis staffing firm CannaBiz Team, told Benzinga that her company has seen a 100% increase in temporary staffing in the past two weeks.

Bernard said listings are increasing for customer-facing retail and delivery roles, as well as warehouse and manufacturing positions.  

“Pretty much across the board, our clients are looking for extra help,” she said.

Karson Humiston, CEO and founder of cannabis staffing firm Vangst, confirmed a “huge uptick” in temporary staffing listings as well, citing record days in California and Colorado for budtender listings.

A Trend Of Cannabis Layoffs 

Beginning in 2019, prominent cannabis companies have trimmed their headcounts — such as MedMen Enterprises …

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