Education systems across the globe are still adapting to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, a survey conducted by College Reaction and Axios revealed that 22% of students claim they won’t be enrolling for the upcoming semester. Hence, it is no wonder that so many of them (up to 4 million) are looking for a job.
Recently, there has been a growing interest in the cannabis industry (of all things). According to James Yagielo, CEO of Hempstaff, the number of cannabis jobs at disposal has also seen an increase. As he claims “the cannabis industry was deemed essential” during the pandemic — hence the increase in popularity.
Chet Lim, who recently graduated from high school, decided to take a year off and take an online cannabis course at Oaksterdam University, as the cost of virtual learning is relatively the same as traditional education, in spite of all the changes it underwent.
As it turns out, Lim is not the only one — a number of students are enrolling in Oaksterdam’s online courses while still attending college to obtain their primary degree.
According to the recruiters from Florida, there has been a growing interest in cannabis-related jobs as well. At Hemstaff, the number of young adult applicants still in the process of obtaining their degrees has been growing leaps and bounds.
Reportedly, cannabis is one of the rare industries that has reported an upward sales trend during the crisis. Therefore, the industry has the potential to expand and offer new professional opportunities. Apparently, these are currently mostly being applied for by the college-aged adults.
While the heads of the industry are definitely no longer earning as they used to, according to Yagielso, the cannabis job market is expected to develop even more as people go about replenishing their stockpiles due to uncertainty.