Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there

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  • Starting January 1, 2019, Vermont will start paying $10,000 to eligible remote workers who will move to the state
  • To be eligible, a worker must be a full-time employee for an out-of-state business, work primarily from home or a co-working space in Vermont, and become a full-time resident on or after January 1, 2019

Calling all remote workers: The state of Vermont has a deal for you.

If you and your laptop are considering Vermont, the state has a new law that will pay workers to move there and work remotely.

According to the bill signed by Gov. Phil Scott Wednesday, the state will pay $10,000 over two years to a small number of eligible workers who will move there — money that will help cover costs for relocation, computer software and hardware, internet access, and membership to co-working spaces.

Vermont has a small and aging population, according to Joan Goldstein, commissioner of economic development for Vermont. “We recognize the need to recruit people to the state, and this is one of those efforts.” She said her office is already getting inquiries from interested workers.

To be eligible, a worker must be a full-time employee for an out-of-state business, work primarily from home or a co-working space in Vermont, and become a full-time resident on or after January 1, 2019.

“We think Vermont is well-positioned to capitalize on the increase in the availability of remote work,” said Michael Schirling, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

According to Fortune, the grant is available on a first-come first-served basis for the first 100 people who relocate on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

 

 

 

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