In order to take advantage of the reimbursement program dubbed the “New Relocating Worker Grant,” out-of-staters must first move to Vermont and land a gig from a Vermont employer for a position on the state’s list of 50 occupations that are currently in the highest demand. Jobs on the list range from cashiers – which top the list as most needed – to accountants, teachers and fitness trainers. The new employer must also attest that they were unable to fill the position from Vermont applicants, and pay for the new job must also be at or above Vermont’s “livable wage rate” of $13.39 per hour.
New Vermonters can receive reimbursement under the program for relocation expenses such as closing costs on a home, a lease deposit for a residence, hiring a moving company and shipping costs.
The state warns that the grants are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, and Vermont officials said traffic on the website has shot up tenfold since announcing the grants.
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