Employer Application: Cannabis Career Exploration Training and Job Fair

You are invited to apply for a table at the Cannabis Career Exploration Training and Job Fair!

Please see the details below and be sure to read through the dates, schedule, and opportunities available for employers.

Overview & Training

This event is a Training and Career Fair hosted by the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN), the Cannabis Workforce Initiative (CWI), and the Cannabis Equity and Justice Initiative (CJEI). This trio of workforce development, cannabis education, and community advocacy has come together to produce an event that connects newly-trained, resume-holding job-seekers with employers who are actively hiring.

After the training is complete, attendees will be invited to join a Cannabis Industry Job Fair, where they’ll be met by employers who are prepared to receive resumes for positions in the cannabis industry. Light refreshments will be available.

Additional Details

All job-seekers are over 18 years of age who are interested in and qualified to work in various capacities within the cannabis industry.

We invite employer applicants who will have open positions during the 5/2 event. Employers will be offered a table with space for two representatives and will have access 30 minutes prior to the Career Fair start time of 3:30pm. Thank you for your interest!

On May 2nd, CWI and CJEI will complete a 3-hour training for 75 job-seekers. Training courses include:

Industry Opportunities and the Cannabis Plant

Overview of NY's Cannabis Industry

Career Opportunities by Vertical

Cannabis Plant Science


Cannabis Retail & Dispensary Readiness

History of Cannabis from the Retail Perspective

Customer Relations and Client Landscape

In-store & Product Basics

Transferable Skills