HIR­ING IN U.S. RE­SUMES, BUT EX­ECS NEED NOT AP­PLY

National Post (National Edition) - - FINANCIAL POST -

After pan­demic-re­lated cuts, cannabis hir­ing is ex­pected to re­sume in the lat­ter part of 2020 — ex­cept at the ex­ec­u­tive level. In­dus­try re­cruit­ing plat­form Vangst sur­veyed 39 U.S. com­pa­nies about their hir­ing in­ten­tions this year and found that 36 per cent re­duced head­count while another 33 per cent used tem­po­rary em­ployee fur­loughs in re­sponse to the pan­demic. How­ever, a re­bound is al­ready un­der­way, with 68 per cent say­ing they plan to in­crease their work­force in the back half of the year, according to the sur­vey. Sales, marketing and IT staff are the biggest pri­or­i­ties as com­pa­nies pivot to e-com­merce. Def­i­nitely not a pri­or­ity is hir­ing at the lead­er­ship level. Of the plant-touch­ing com­pa­nies sur­veyed, less than 5 per cent now say ex­ec­u­tive hir­ing is a top-three fo­cus this year com­pared to 20 per cent at the be­gin­ning of 2020.

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