Cresco Labs Recruiting New Employees From Industries Hit by Coronavirus

Cresco Labs announced it will start prioritizing recruiting new employees from the industries most significantly impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

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Multi-state cannabis company Cresco Labs is seeking to hire retail employees for its Illinois Sunnyside dispensaries and is focusing its recruitment efforts on “industries significantly impacted” by the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced on Monday. Cresco said those industries include the restaurant and hospitality sectors.

The firm said it is looking to fill 250 full-time positions, including wellness advisors, inventory managers, managers, assistant managers, and security personnel.

Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO and Co-Founder, said that during the pandemic, “the needs of patients and customers in Illinois is growing and demand continues to outpace supply.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the daily lives and disrupted the livelihoods of everyone in this country, with some communities, groups and individuals impacted more than others. As the states in which we operate have acknowledged cannabis as an ‘essential’ industry, we understand Cresco’s responsibility to continue operations, to be stewards of this industry and to be leaders in our communities. Cresco has a culture that focuses on, and prioritizes, the needs of all stakeholders – we are committed to do our part to maximize our impact and help those most affected by these unfortunate circumstances.” – Bachtell in a statement

Additionally, Cresco has implemented an essential pay program for “frontline” salaried and hourly workers at its dispensaries, and cultivation and distribution facilities. That program will see employees receive additional compensation during “these unprecedented times,” Bachtell said.

Cresco has also partnered with more than 90 restaurants over eight states in which it operates to purchase, pick up, and deliver more than 650 lunches to its workforce during the pandemic.

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