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575 applicants vie for 50 jobs at Lansing medical marijuana job fair


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LANSING — If you missed Thursday’s job fair held by a Lansing-based medical marijuana company, you still have plenty of time to apply for one of up to 50 positions. 

Green Peak Innovations, a Lansing company, is still accepting applications on its website for jobs it plans to fill at two locations in the region. 

Thursday’s job fair held at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath Township drew an overwhelming response with 575 applicants; each had a resume,  said Colleen Robar, a company spokesperson.

“There was a lot of excitement in the room for a new industry,” Robar said. “A lot of people who had been working in other places, or had been downsized, were looking to starting something fresh.

Within a year, Green Peak plans to fill as many as 200 positions in the Lansing area and may have more job fairs,  Robar said. 

Those who didn’t attend the job fair can submit their applications to the company on its website, greenpeakinnovations.com. Applicants must be at least 21 years old to qualify. 

A state-licensed medical marijuana card is not required to work at either facility, Robar said. 

The company is hiring”

  • Farmers
  • Irrigation technicians
  • Grow phase managers
  • Grow compliance technicians
  • Integrated pest technicians
  • Harvest technicians
  • Cure technicians
  • Trim technicians
  • Extraction technicians
  • Inventory control specialists and buyers
  • Facilities technicians
  • Custodians
  • Distribution managers
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The jobs are available and are expected to pay between $14 and $22 per hour: 

“These are good jobs,” Jeff Radway, the company’s CEO, said in a Sept. 28 statement. “GPI is offering excellent salaries and benefits to high-caliber individuals who are passionate about serving the needs of Michigan’s patients in our growing company. 

Robar said Friday the company plans to fill the up to 200 jobs over the next year at its main research and development headquarters in Lansing and a production facility that’s under construction in Windsor Township. 

Construction of the Lansing facility at 1669 E. Jolly is expected to be completed in November. 

Green Peak’s production facility for medical marijuana is expected to be completed in December within a 130-acre business park called Harvest Park, which is under construction at Lansing and Creyts roads in Windsor Township, east of the General Motors’ Delta Township Assembly Plant.

Both facilities still require license approvals from the state to operate. 

Green Peak Innovations received pre-qualification for several commercial medical marijuana licenses in the Lansing region from a state licensing board in July.

The company plans to have 12 marijuana grow facility licenses, 10 in Windsor Township and two at its Lansing facility. A processing license is expected to be used at its Windsor Township facility. 

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Green Peak also has plans for 19 dispensaries, also known as provisioning centers, throughout Michigan.

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Jeff Donahue, Harvest Park’s managing director, said late last month the entire business park will be occupied with marijuana-related businesses and could be open in 12 to 18 months. 

Development of the park could be accelerated if Michigan voters approve the legalization of recreational marijuana in November, Donahue said.

Eric Lacy is a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. Contact him at 517-377-1206 or elacy@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @EricLacy.

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