Multiple Arizona-based marijuana companies were honored for employee benefits, perks, and incentives that meet or exceed standards set by large mainstream American employers, according to mg magazine’s list of Top 50 Cannabis Employers in 2019.
Arizona companies in the top 50:
- 4Front Ventures (cannabis retailer)
- Baked Bros (edibles manufacturer)
- Jupiter Research (vaporizer technology)
Arizona companies that are honorable mentions:
- Harvest Health & Recreation (cannabis retailer)
- Hypur (payment system)
The magazine’s staff and advisers annually evaluate hundreds of nominations from all sectors of the industry, researching public and private resources and confidential employee statements to narrow the list to those that best demonstrate exceptional commitment to corporate social responsibility, workplace culture, and employee satisfaction.
Among the perks and benefits offered by this year’s honorees are comprehensive insurance plans; health-and-wellness programs; flexible working hours; generous paid time off, including for volunteer work and parental leave; profit sharing; team-building activities; and commitment to social and environmental causes.
The honorees range from single-office operations employing as few as twenty workers to multinational corporations employing hundreds.
“This year’s honorees set a high bar not only for cannabis, but for other industries, as well,” said Darren Roberts, chief executive officer for mg’s parent company, CANN Media Group. “Each company on the list realizes valued employees and communities make a significant contribution to their success.”
Many cannabis businesses in Arizona are hiring frequently.