Ready to escape city living during the pandemic?
If you’re looking for a job and willing to temporarily relocate to Hawaii, this opportunity might be for you.
The state has created a new program called “Movers and Shakas” and is giving away roundtrip tickets to Oahu for people who want to live and work from Hawaii.
“Movers and Shakas is a small step towards economic recovery and diversifying our economy,” founder Jason Higa told CNN.
Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. The program is accepting its first group of applicants until Dec. 15 and picking 50 people to participate in its first cohort. Workers who apply must commit to staying in Hawaii for at least 30 days.
“The pandemic has normalized remote work for the foreseeable future, so we believe this situation presents an opportunity for local residents to return home, and for out of state professionals to experience Hawaii, not as tourists, but as contributing members of our community,” Higa said.
Those lucky folks who are selected to participate are required to move to Hawaii after one month of being accepted. Fortunately, the state is also leading the country when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Hawaii reportedly has the lowest rate of infections in the country.
The program is specifically looking for people who are interested in getting involved with the local community. HuffPost reports that people who are accepted are also required to commit several hours every week to a local nonprofit.
If you’re interested in heading on over to Oahu, you can apply online at www.moversandshakas.org.