CannabizTeam Launches Chicago Division
National Expansion Addresses Strong Demand for Talent in Growing Cannabis Industry
SAN DIEGO – October 23, 2019 /AxisWire/ CannabizTeam (“the Company”), an executive search and staffing firm dedicated exclusively to serve the cannabis industry, announced today the launch of a Chicago division. Integral to a broad national expansion initiative to meet the massive demand for talent in the cannabis industry, the Chicago office will focus on clients and candidates in the Midwest region, including Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Oklahoma, as well as select opportunities on the East Coast.
Founded over three years ago by executive recruiting expert Liesl Bernard, CannabizTeam is regarded as one of the cannabis industry’s leading staffing and executive search firms, attracting and placing talent across all levels, from entry level to specialized c-suite leadership.
“The explosive growth of the cannabis industry is driving job creation at an unprecedented pace. As companies across the industry seek highly skilled professionals and technical support, CannabizTeam is expanding its footprint to meet these needs,” said Liesl Bernard, CEO of CannabizTeam. “The Midwest region is rich with opportunity and talent, and with recreational legalization taking effect on Jan 1, 2020 in Illinois, we are well positioned to ensure cannabis companies can connect with a diverse range of candidates.
A recent report from New Frontier Data estimates that the Illinois legal cannabis industry will employ more than 63,000 people by 2025. These estimates are comprised of the expected number of jobs that “touch the plant,” including retail, manufacturing and cultivation. Taking into account ancillary service businesses and roles that support the cannabis industry, these estimates are expected to increase significantly.
Bernard continued, “As a female entrepreneur and business owner, I appreciate the importance and value of a diverse workforce. Through job creation and economic spending, the cannabis industry can have a tremendously positive impact on the communities it supports. I look forward to CannabizTeam connecting talented individuals — from new grads to C-suite executives — with companies that are driving growth and opportunity in the cannabis industry.”
CannabizTeam is a vertically integrated, cannabis-focused staffing and executive search firm committed to recruiting only the highest quality medical and recreational cannabis and related industry talent throughout the United States and Canada. Clients operate in all aspects of the marijuana industry from seed to sale, to dispensaries and other cannabis related auxiliary services. With over two decades of proven recruitment success, CannabizTeam is committed to redefine the cannabis recruitment industry by using the industry’s most innovative practices. It places and attracts talent at all levels, servicing from entry level to executive search needs.