Listen Now: A Signing Bonus
Vermont is looking to add people to its workforce, and its offering ten thousand dollars just for signing on the dotted line.
On January 1st, the remote worker grant goes into effect in Vermont. According to the bill the first one hundred people who relocate to the state in 2019 will get paid ten thousand dollars. That money can be used for relocation, computer equipment and membership in a business space. After the first year Vermont will drop the number to twenty people per year.
This is an option for people who work for companies that will allow them to relocate and work remotely. According to the website, the points guy, the move comes as Vermont looks to add more tax paying workers to its demographic. The state is known for being a scenic place to live, especially for those on the cusp of retirement.
Vermont has lost sixteen thousand workers since 2009. It’s also offering a weekend program from April through October where people can visit and learn about job opportunities to help sway their decision.
Now that’s a recruiting tool.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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