The Anchorage Cannabis Business Association (ACBA) would like to invite you to participate in a FREE Job Fair on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. In bringing our industry together with purpose and design at this event, we welcome anyone in the state to support this effort as a vendor, sponsor, or attendee.
The event includes several learning sessions including an MJ Handler Card class and will bring together a wide variety of Alaska canna-businesses and people seeking jobs in the industry. There are both vendor and sponsorship opportunities. Please see the attached Vendor/ Sponsorship packet for more information.
WHAT: This job fair will bring together a wide variety of Alaska canna-businesses and those individuals looking for a job. It is also an opportunity for you to showcase your business while obtaining contacts for future employees.
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, C St and International Airport Rd
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Marijuana Handler Card class (9:00 – 12:00) If you want to work in the cannabis industry in any capacity, you must take a Handler Card class and pass the test. There is a $65 charge for this in-person course, which also gives you access to the course online for future reference. You then take the certificate to the AMCO office and they will give you your actual card.
Vendor Booths open (11:00 – 5:00)
Session 1: Elevate Your Career in Cannabis - Aliza Sherman (12:30 – 1:30) Learn about different careers in the industry to see what is the best fit for you!
Session 2: Resume and Interview Skills - June Unsworth (2:00 – 3:00) Learn how to put together a stand out resume to get you the interview, then learn skills for the interview to get you the job!
Session 3: Cannabis Industry Legalese - Jason Brandeis, J.D. (3:30 – 4:30) Learn the legal aspect of cannabis in the state of Alaska. What can you do and what’s not allowed in a regulated industry as well as for your personal garden.
Interested in a Booth?
Interested in Being a Sponsor?
The ACBA is keeping an eye on states, such as Colorado, that have a more mature cannabis industry. According to a poll commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, 61% of Colorado voters said legalization has had a positive impact on the state's economy.
In 2014, the Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) estimated that over 10,000 people were already involved in the statewide marijuana industry and that continues to grow as 28 states now have some form of medicinal or recreational marijuana laws on their books. ACBA is optimistic about the local job creation and economic stimulus brought on by new cannabis businesses.