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Gazette Premium Content Denver job fair being held for marijuana industry

Associated Press - Updated: March 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Associated Press - Updated: March 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm • Published: March 13, 2014

DENVER — Job seekers are expected to turn out in droves for a marijuana job fair in Denver. More than a dozen Colorado marijuana-related companies are joining forces to recruit hundreds of people 21 and older for positions in accounting, technology, advertising and selling the now-legal drug....

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DENVER — The first applicants arrived five hours early and by the time the marijuana industry job fair opened in Denver, the line stretched for two blocks.

Organizers say they heard beforehand from more than 600 job seekers who planned to attend the Thursday event. Many more are likely to come during the all-day job fair, judging from the number of people in line who say they only heard about it in the past few days.

O.penVAPE, which makes vaporizers and other devices, organized the fair to meet its own growing staffing needs and help others in the industry. O.penVAPE spokesman Todd Mitchem says the company may need a venue bigger than its central Denver headquarters for the next fair, which he says is already being planned.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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