Spirit of St. Louis – Pick Your Charity, Pick Your Car

Marijuana grower in southeastern Illinois posts jobs

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ALBION, Ill. (AP) _ A medical marijuana cultivation center in southeastern Illinois has posted an employment application online and plans to participate in a job fair.

Barb Youngs of Ataraxia says the company initially will hire up to 30 employees to staff a planned 50,000-square-foot facility in Albion. It already has received more than 100 employment inquiries.

The company expects to provide training in Denver for some workers. Its website lists positions including growers, a trim technician and a supervisor of harvest quality. The job fair is scheduled April 1 at Frontier Community College in Fairfield.

Ataraxia is one of the corporations chosen by the state of Illinois to grow medical marijuana under a four-year pilot program. The Illinois Department of Agriculture oversees the cultivation side of the marijuana program.