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It’s not exactly ‘working from home’, but you could probably make do. Right!?

Hawaii is using free airfare to entice remote workers to move temporarily to the state during the pandemic. The Aloha State launched the program, called “Movers and Shakas,” which allows out-of-state workers to apply for round-trip tickets to the island of Oahu.

It’s an effort aimed at helping aid the economic recovery by attracting visitors and bringing business to local establishments hurt by the decline in tourism. Successful applicants will be required to commit a few hours each week to a nonprofit, where they can use their knowledge and skills.

Applications are now being accepted for the first cohort of visiting workers. It’d really be a shame to have the second half of that round-trip ticket go missing, wouldn’t it?

If your bags are already packed and you’re looking for a change of scenery, you can get more information the Movers & Shakas program and apply  at www.moversandshakas.org.