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David Bernstein, a successful entrepreneur from the e-waste recycling business saw the need to create a national website to help companies find qualified workers to staff the explosive industry growth, so he started WeedHire.com , a career website specifically targeting employment within the legal cannabis industry.
"Surrounding yourself with good people will ensure any business not only survives but thrives," he tells AOL Jobs.
Bernstein draws many parallels between the e-waste industry he helped build and what is happening in the emerging legal marijuana industry.
"The similarities between e-waste in the late '90s and legal cannabis today are significant," he says. "Both new industries were misunderstood, and required much education to the general public; both required standardized legislation to be put in place (e-waste is still largely state by state); and both had significant opportunities for job creation -- especially in their early stages."
To get an idea of how many jobs will be created as the hurdles of prohibition are crumbled, consider the scenario of just one dispensary.
For every retail store that's opened, there are dozens of new jobs created to support the need for: real estate, construction, lighting, security, hydroponics, legal, insurance, delivery, trimming, packaging, marketing, management, sales, and lab technicians. Now think of how that applies to other industries like edibles. For every edibles company that opens there are dozens of jobs created and for every technology delivery system like vaporizers, dozens of jobs are created.
"The fundamentals of starting and running a business are the same no matter what industry. At the center of it all are people." Bernstein adds. "Why wouldn't people jump to get into the sector?"