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Hawaii’s New Remote Work Program Will Pay For Your Round-Trip Flight
If you’re thinking about leaving home to work remotely, Hawaii has a long-term-stay program that will get U.S. residents away from the mainland.
Movers & Shakas is a state- and company-funded program that’s on a mission to recruit 50 people from out-of-state to spend at least one month in Hawaii volunteering. In exchange for the service with state-wide nonprofits, the organization will pay for your round-trip airfare.
“Participants will need to give a few hours [per] week to a nonprofit that fits their skill set,” a spokesperson with the program stated.
The remote-work program aims to fill in the gap for businesses that rely on tourism that are bleeding money since the pandemic and state-wide shutdowns began.
“We wanted to help fill the gap from the decrease we’ve experienced in the 7-day visitors to our state,” Jason Higa, a co-founder of the program and CEO of FCH Enterprises, told the Washington Post. He added that there’s an opportunity for “professionals seeking a safe, warm environment to continue living their normal lives while contributing to the Hawai‘i community.”
The program begins Dec. 15 and interested people can apply here.
In November, Hawaii reopened to tourists.
Travelers can avoid the 14-day quarantine requirements as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Only test results from trusted partners will be accepted, and an online Safe Travels form must also be filled out, as Travel Noire previously reported.