The resort staff will provide free travel and accommodation for remote workers.
What could be better than surviving a pandemic on a beach in Hawaii, writes CNN?
For all who find the idea dreamy, Hawaii offers free round-trip tickets to Oahu to remote out-of-state workers who want to live and work there, contributing to the state economy.
The state has launched a temporary residence program known as Movers and Shakas in collaboration with schools and businesses. It accepts the first group of applicants until December 15.
“Movers and Shakas is a small step toward recovery and diversification of our economy,” said Jason Heague, CNN founder of the group.
“The pandemic,” he said, “has normalized remote operations for the foreseeable future, so we believe this situation is enabling locals to return home and professionals from other states to experience Hawaii as contributors, not as tourists.
Fifty people will be selected for the first cohort. At a later stage, candidates will be accepted on a permanent basis. To apply, you must be a remote worker and at least 18 years old.
Participants must move within one month after the selection and must spend at least 30 consecutive days in Hawaii.
“Hawaii currently has the lowest per capita Covid infection in the country, which also makes it one of the safest places to live and work,” the program press release said.
So far, Hawaii has registered more than 18,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 200 people have died.
Earlier, we wrote that the coronavirus pandemic could push the world’s debt to a critical level.