If you already need a break from the Pennsylvania winter, and you’d prefer to do your work from the comfort of an island beach, the State of Hawaii announced it’s offering free round-trip tickets to Honolulu to people who work remotely and are willing to spend some time contributing toward the community. The temporary residency program, dubbed “Movers & Shakas” referencing the Hawaiian hand gesture you might know as “hang loose,” offers people who work remotely online the chance to do their jobs from the comforts of the tropical state.
Hawaii launches @MoversandShakas – a program to attract former Hawaii residents and out-of-state professionals to work remotely from Hawaiʻi. The program incorporates a unique “give and get” approach, seeking applicants who are passionate about the values of Hawai‘i. #WFHawaii pic.twitter.com/4QI9LnEQoI
— Movers & Shakas (@MoversandShakas) November 29, 2020
Applications are being accepted through December 15th (here), and 50 people will be picked for the first group of Movers & Shakas. “Subsequent applicants will be accepted to the program on a rolling basis,” officials explained. “Hawaii currently has the lowest rate per capita of COVID infections in the country, also making it one of the safest places to live and work.” Officials said that the accepted applicants will be asked to dedicate some of their time to local businesses and nonprofits.