Vermont will pay remote workers $10000 to move there

Autumn colours starting to show in a forest near a lake in Vermont

Autumn colours starting to show in a forest near a lake in Vermont

But maybe you need a little extra incentive to make the switch and try to convince your boss to let you work from home.

Workers will get $5,000 per year for two years, after they submit reimbursement forms that prove they used the money for costs related to moving and having remote workspaces.

The law defines a qualifying worker as working primarily from a Vermont home office or co-working space and employed full-time by an out-of-state based company. That's why expanding our work force is one of the top priorities of my administration.

Lyons said that while the new grant program wasn't specifically designed with age in mind, "certainly having a younger population is a good thought".

Vermont has a small and aging population, according to Joan Goldstein, commissioner of economic development for Vermont.

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The act, which pertains to the promotion of remote workers and remote work arrangements, was signed to legislation on May 30 by Vermont Governor Phil Scott.

"We think Vermont is well-positioned to capitalize on the increase in the availability of remote work", Michael Schirling, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, tells the Burlington Free Press. He or she must also become a full-time Vermont on or after January 1, 2019.

Now, it's the state that will pay you up to $10,000 in moving and business expenses to move there.

Current residents aren't eligible.

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The law Scott signed this week also includes a program created to convert some of the state's 13 million annual tourists into permanent residents.

Romeo-Boles said that the flexible remote work arrangement allows businesses to retain their older workers who also want to continue their careers.

The grants are available on a first come, first served basis and the number of recipients is capped each year.

Another program called Stay to Stay Weekends will let tourists network with employers, entrepreneurs, and realtors in the state on one of four weekends between April and October, The Hill reported.

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