575 applicants are competing for 50 jobs at Lansing Medical Marijuana Job Fair - Lansing State Journal


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LANSING – If you missed the job fair on Thursday from a medical marijuana company in Lansing, you still have enough time to sign up for one of the 50 full-time jobs and expect that this will be more in the coming year.

Green Peak Innovations, a company from Lansing, still accepts applications on its website for vacancies that it wants to fill in at two locations in the region.

The job fair held on Thursday at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath Township attracted an overwhelming response with 575 applicants; each had a resume, said Colleen Robar, a spokesman for the company.

"There was a lot of excitement in space for a new industry," Robar said. "Many people who had worked or reduced in other places wanted to start something new."

Within a year, Green Peak plans to fill 200 positions in the Lansing area and possibly have more job fairs, Robar said.

Those who have not attended the job fair can submit their applications to the company on its website, greenpeakinnovations.com. Candidates must be at least 21 years old to be eligible.

A medical marijuana card with a government permit is not required to work in both facilities, Robar said.

The company assumes:

  • farmers
  • Irrigation technicians
  • Grow phase managers
  • Allowing complement technicians to grow
  • Integrated pest technicians
  • Harvest technicians
  • Cure technicians
  • Trim technicians
  • Extraction technicians
  • Stock management specialists and buyers
  • Technicians of facilities
  • custodians
  • Distribution managers

The jobs are available and are expected to pay between $ 14 and $ 22 per hour:

All full-time positions have medical, dental and visual insurance, said Molly VanSyckle, Green Peak's human resources specialist.

VanSyckle said on Friday that the company will study resumes from Thursday's applicants "in the coming weeks" to decide how the employment process can be continued.

"It has definitely met my expectations," VanSyckle said about the rise of the job fair: "Our team has a lot of work to do."

A medical marijuana company named Green Peak Innovations is expected to open on the Creyts and Lansing roads by the end of this year. The company will occupy 25 hectares in the footprint of 131 hectares of Harvest Park. (Photo: Courtesy photo, Green Peak Innovations)

Green Peak plans to fill the next 200 jobs at the headquarters for research and development in Lansing and a production facility under construction at Windsor Township.

Construction of the facility in Lansing on 1669 E. Jolly is expected to be delivered in November.

Green Peak's manufacturing facility for medical marijuana is expected to be completed in December in a 130-acre business park called Harvest Park, under construction at Lansing and Creyts roads in Windsor Township, east of General Motors & # 39 Delta Township Assembly Plant.

Both facilities still require an approval permit from the state to work.

Green Peak Innovations received pre-qualification for various commercial medical marijuana licenses in the Lansing region from a licensing board in July.

The company plans to get 12 marijuana licenses for breeding facilities, 10 at Windsor Township and 2 at the Lansing site. It is expected that a processing license will be used at the Windsor Township plant.

Green Peak also has plans for 19 pharmacies, also known as service centers, throughout Michigan.


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Jeff Donahue, managing director of Harvest Park, said late last month that the entire business park will be occupied with marijuana-related companies and could be open within twelve to eighteen months.

The development of the park could be speeded up if Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in November, Donahue said.

Eric Lacy is a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. Contact him at 517-377-1206 or elacy@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @EricLacy.

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