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Zenabis’ expansion welcomed by Stellarton residents

Zenabis Global’s (TSX:ZENA) expansion in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, is good news for local residents, as the company is looking to fill several positions at that particular facility this summer.

“Health and safety officers, compliance officers, facility administration, security. Also, from the production side of things, we’re looking at production supervisors, line workers, sanitation, mill wright, shipping and receiving clerks,” Zenabis’ Curt Gunn, director of facility operations, was quoted as saying in a CTV interview.

At 255,000 square feet, Zenabis Stellarton is the company’s second-largest indoor facility with a current production capacity of 800 kg of cannabis per year. In the near term, Zenabis plans to increase the number of growing rooms at Stellarton from two to six.

The plant has posted 19 new jobs, but that number could increase with the legalization of edible pot products expected in the fall.

“They’re good-paying, full time, Monday-to-Friday type of jobs,” Stellarton’s mayor, Danny MacGillivray was quoted as saying.

“They’re the type of jobs you can raise a family and get a mortgage on, and that’s really important in rural Nova Scotia,” he added.

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