Georgia city pays remote tech workers to relocate
Savannah, Georgia is offering an incentive to get remote tech workers to move there. FOX Business’ Lauren Simonetti with more.
One state is offering a hefty bonus to workers who are willing to relocate there – in an attempt to capitalize on moving trends brought on by remote work opportunities.
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The Northwest Arkansas Council has pledged $1 million to recruit top remote working talent to the area during the next six months, part of what it has dubbed the Life Works Here initiative.
It is specifically targeting science, technology, engineering and math workers with an offer of $10,000 and either a bike or a free membership to arts and cultural facilities.
Eligibility requirements include that a candidate is at least 24 years old, has at least two years of work experience and full-time employment, a resident outside of the state and is willing to relocate within six months of acceptance.
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Among the regional living benefits cited by the council are per capita income that is 14% above the national average, affordable living, jobs with Fortune 500 companies, a start-up culture and access to plenty of outdoor space.
“The Northwest Arkansas region offers a unique opportunity to create balance for those eager to move from congested and expensive larger cities and suburbs,” the council said.