West Virginia Wants to Pay Remote Workers to Move to the State


West Virginia wants to pay remote workers $12,000 to move to the state. The initiative is part of the Governor’s latest effort to bring people back to the state. Under a program, the governor said it “will allow adventurers to enjoy world-class recreation, uncrowded spaces, and a low cost of living while staying fully connected to their jobs.”

The $12,000 incentive will be paid over two years, according to the program’s website.

Other states launched incentive programs in the past year. Natchez, Mississippi, will pay remote workers $6,000 to move there for a year. Also, a Sonoma, California winery invited the public to apply for an apprenticeship that includes a $10,000 per month salary, and a rent free living situation.

Sonoma Winery will pay new hire $10,000 a month, rent-free