Move to Vermont? Governor wants to give you $5,000

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(Vermont Digger) Vermont is losing residents at an unsustainable rate, Gov. Phil Scott told lawmakers at his budget address Thursday. His solution: a plan to pay out-of-staters $5,000 to take a job in Vermont, any job.

Vermont made international news last summer when it announced its remote worker program, which will reimburse out-of-staters up to $10,000 for their costs if they move to work remotely from Vermont.

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Scott’s latest proposal, included in his annual budget address, includes $1 million to pay outsiders to move to the state for Vermont jobs. The incentive would be available for workers of all types, said Joan Goldstein, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development.

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