Hawaii is Offering Free Round Trip Tickets to Remote Workers Interested in Temporary Residency
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Wishing that WFH stood for Work From Hawaii? 🌴
If you’re a remote worker getting tired of the view from inside your home, the state of Hawaii is inviting you to work from its scenic shores instead! In fact, Hawaii is offering free round-trip tickets to Oahu for a limited number of out-of-state workers who want to temporarily live and work there.
Hawaii has launched a temporary residency program called “Movers and Shakas” to give out of state professionals a chance to experience the islands as contributing members of the community rather than tourists. Participants get free airfare in return for helping the state diversify its economy as it works to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Remote workers ages 18 and up can apply for the Movers and Shakas program now through December 15. Fifty people will be chosen from the first round of applicants to move to Hawaii within one month of being selected. Participants will be required to spend at least 30 consecutive days in the state.
In addition to working remotely from an island paradise with the lowest COVID rate in the country, “Movers and Shakas” are also expected to be good neighbors. Participants will be asked to contribute to their Hawaiin communities by committing a few hours per week to a local nonprofit where they can use their knowledge and skills.
While participants will be responsible for their own living expenses in Hawaii, they will be eligible for special deals on lodging, dining, and coworking spaces, if desired. Head on over here for more information on the Movers and Shakas program, or submit your application here!