Meantime, you get up to $10,000-spread over your first two years-and you live in a truly lovely state. On Wednesday, Vermont passed a law that will pay people $10,000 to move to Vermont and work remotely for an out-of-state employer. The unusual proposal, which comes with a new law signed by Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday, aims to add to Vermont's small and aging population of 625,000 at a time when a thriving U.S. labor market is making it hard to retain workers, reports CNN. State officials hope Vermont's high quality of life will entice out-of-state workers to swap their office for a Vermont co-working space or home office.
If you're a remote worker, you're in luck.
To be eligible, a worker must be a full-time employee of a business located outside Vermont, must work primarily from home or a co-working space in Vermont, and must become a full-time resident of the state on or after January 1, 2019.
"You will have to pay income tax in Vermont even if you earn it outside of the state", said Goldstein.
"It's really about bringing new faces in", Lyons said.
The Agency of Commerce and Community Development may further clarify the eligibility for the program in the coming months.
Following the completion of the third year, the programme will give grants for 20 additional workers per year.
But maybe you need a little extra incentive to make the switch and try to convince your boss to let you work from home. Hence this new program, the New Remote Worker Grant Program, created to recruit young Millennial workers to Vermont.
Gov. Scott's administration is attempting various strategies for attracting workers to the state to bolster the economy. "We want to learn from what the Legislature has asked us to do with this particular program and then see what lessons we can learn to apply that to other efforts to recruit workforce".