WAKEFIELD — Cannabis company Curaleaf Holdings Inc. will add more than 50 new jobs at its recently expanded grow and manufacturing facility in Webster and partner with two veterans groups – Project New Hope Inc., and Massachusetts Fallen Heroes – to help fill the positions.
“We are expanding our business at a time when many others are unfortunately closing in the Commonwealth, and we welcome the opportunity to provide much needed jobs to those in the veteran community,” said Curaleaf CEO Joe Lusardi in a press release. “This effort also demonstrates the great growth potential of the cannabis industry, in Massachusetts and beyond.”
The jobs – 80% of which are full-time – include positions as vault inventory associates, cultivators, manufacturing associates, and as a second shift distillation tech and second shift assistant lab manager. Pay ranges from $16 to $18 per hour for the 15 manufacturing associate positions and $17 to $18 per hour for the 25 cultivator positions to $18 to $20 per hour for the distillation tech and a salary of $50,000 to $55,000 for the assistant lab manager.
All applicants – whether veterans or not – must be 21 or older and be able to pass a comprehensive background check. Additional qualifications for most positions include basic math skills, basic weights and measurements skills and the ability to operate a scale, attention to detail, and more. More advanced qualifications are required for the second-shift positions.
“Providing assistance to these veterans’ organizations makes us a stronger company and community partner,” Curaleaf MA President Patrik Jonsson said in the announcement. “Many of our veteran medical patients have shared their powerful stories with us and we are committed to helping them today and in the future.”