Interest high in medical marijuana jobs

Tilray holds hiring fair this week to increase workforce from 85 to 130.

A Nanaimo medical marijuana producer is continuing to see high interest from job seekers.

Tilray saw more than 250 resumés for positions at its Duke Point medical marijuana facility during a job fair this week.

The company, which hired 85 people since opening earlier this year, was looking to boost numbers to 130.

Philippe Lucas, vice-president of patient research and services, said the company is finding out as it goes along just how many people it needs at the facility and it is pleased to see a lot of people showing interest in working there.

Positions were available in horticulture, customer service and maintenance.

Last March, during Tilray’s first job fair it saw more than 400 resumés and 250 interviewees.