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Leading medical cannabis brand offers $15 per hour living wage for entry level employees – on par with top national employers in all industries
TIMONIUM, Md., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In addition to producing high quality medical cannabis, Curio Wellness continues to create a diverse set of high quality career opportunities that pay a living wage, include a generous benefits package and offer a path for future advancement. Following a series of recent new hires, Curio Wellness now has 100 employees, making them among the largest and fastest growing medical cannabis companies in Maryland.
“While offering the chance to work for a high performing company that strives to be the best is a big part of the equation to attracting outstanding new team members, Curio also provides a compensation and benefits package that is not only leading edge relative to other cannabis producers, but matches up to or exceeds the offerings of other types of manufacturing and retail businesses on a national level,” said Adrienne Mitchell, Director of Human Resources.
All Curio Wellness employees are paid a minimum of $15 per hour living wage (50% higher than Maryland’s minimum wage and 107% higher than the federal minimum wage) – on par with major national employers like Amazon, Aetna and Disney. In addition, employees are provided access to medical, vision and dental insurance, a 401K program as well as short-term disability, and life insurance that is paid for by the company.
In addition, Curio Wellness believes in providing a path forward for employees not only in the workplace, but in the classroom, by offering a tuition reimbursement incentive. In Curio’s first year of operation, 18 team members earned promotions due to their initiative, commitment to excellence and dedication to Curio’s team development program.
“When we launched Curio Wellness just over a year ago, we were intent on setting the standard for high quality, reliable medical cannabis in the state of Maryland,” said Michael Bronfein, CEO of Curio Wellness. “We hold fast to the belief that premium products are born from the efforts of premium talent, so throughout our initial year in business, we have worked hard to cultivate a team at all levels of our company that share that passion.”
The intense focus on being an industry leader carries over into all aspects of Curio’s business model and has contributed to a track record of strong initial growth for the company. That growth has fostered the need to grow the team in all areas, ranging from cultivation and processing to sales and operations.
“Hitting the milestone of 100 employees means a lot to us – we are a young family business working to compete successfully in a new industry,” said Wendy Bronfein, Director of Marketing and Product Development. “We fully recognize and appreciate that our team at Curio Wellness is far and away our greatest asset. Just as we have invested in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, we will continue to make a major investment in our team – a team that shares our passion for building the premium medical cannabis brand and a dedication to providing high quality medical treatment options to patients that need them.”