Are you one of the 1.7 million people who work from home in 2018? Stupendous news, Vermont will award you handsomely just to move to their state and work from home. Vermont wants to pay you to work remotely in their state in a win-win situation. Vermont Governor Phil Scott just signed the “Remote Worker Grant Program,” which will pay you up to $10,000 to move to Vermont in 2019. You had better hurry because this relocation payment is a first-come, first-serve opportunity for only 100 people.
Vermont has an aging and shrinking population of only about 625,000 residents, which means there are fewer people to tax and spend their money in the state. What better way for the state to get more revenue than to import people who already have jobs to spend their hard-earned money from other states in the Green Mountain State?
“We have about 16,000 fewer workers than we did in 2009. That’s why expanding our workforce is one of the top priorities of my administration,” Scott said in a statement. “We must think outside the box to help more Vermonters enter the labor force and attract more working families and young professionals to Vermont.”
Here’s how this sweet deal works. To qualify for the free money you will need to become a full-time Vermont resident on or after January 1, 2019. You must prove that you are a full-time remote worker for a company outside of Vermont. in return, the New England state will provide you $5,000 a year for two years. With an extra $5K a year, think of all of the maple syrup chugging contests you could have?