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American workers travel from cities to small towns through long-distance work.

When the COVID-19 epidemic last year signaled. Jack Calcutta.The owner in the big New York City Remote work permitting area, They And of that The family decided to move. Topica, Kansas – and what used to be a temporary arrangement is now permanent.

“We stopped buying homes in late summer or early fall last year. And then it became clear that the world was going to change permanently from a technology standpoint. Will be able to work with Calcutta, Sales Manager, Financial Data Company Fact Set.

Although Mr. Calcutta And others have migrated from cities to small towns and cities amid epidemics, with many large cities still growing during the epidemic months. Census data show that all ten major cities have grown over the past decade, with four U.S. cities having a population of 2 million or more by 2020. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. All 10 cities had a population of one million or more, just like last year.

The US Census Bureau said in an August report that some so-called “micro-areas” had also experienced population growth. A micro-area is defined as one or more adjacent counties with at least one “urban core area” between 10,000 and 50,000 people. North Dakota had two fast-growing micro-areas, Williston and Dickinson, followed by Bozman, Montana; Rexburg, Idaho and Haber, Utah.

Wilston, Bozman, Rexburgh and Haber were among the six micro-regions that saw a population growth of at least 15,000 between 2010 and 2020.

There are many reasons for city dwellers to live in homes in small towns and suburbs, from avoiding high taxes and crime rates to finding quieter neighborhoods and less crowds.

But remote work has become an important factor for many employees who are considering a move: more than a third of employers expect their 40 or more employees to be away most of the time after an epidemic. Will work from, before Quid 5 from the conference board, a business research non-profit.

The survey also found that about a quarter of employers said they were willing to hire full-time workers based in the United States, while 7% said they would hire globally. Only 13% said they would refuse to hire remote workers.

And the states and towns that want to increase their populations (and their tax bases) are well aware of this change. In Kansas, select the relocation program. Topica An offer of ہزار 10,000 to Mr. Calcutta to buy of that Home there.

Select. Topica., Which began in late 2019, was extended to include remote workers in August 2020 and has received more than 500 applications since then. The program has accepted 19 remote workers from the cities. New York City, Chicago and Palo Alto, California, program spokesman Bob Ross said.

“Because the epidemic has allowed people to rethink what they want in their lives, it’s allowing people to have a place. Topica Second look, “said Mr. Ross.” In that sense, I’m glad people are discovering what our city has to offer because they have choices now.

Topica. For the past 10 years, he has been deliberately reinvesting himself and working aggressively to change his image as a regional player. “We’ve invested a lot of money in the community in terms of economic recovery. We knew that, in December 2019, we would only need to compete for talent to continue this kind of economic recovery.

Mr. Ross noted that select. TopicaThe average annual salary of 19 remote workers is $ 80,000 and they brought in about 1.5 1.5 million to Shoney County during their first year. He added that the program staff expects 25% of the workforce to be remote and assess the long-term need to attract remote workers.

Forbes Magazine recently reported that LinkedIn is attracting many small, less expensive metro remote workers, citing analysis of remote work job applications. The analysis found that, as of August, long-distance job opportunities accounted for about 30 percent of all applications for U.S. job payments in the workplace – three times the rate a year earlier.

Nationally, about 21% of job applicants live in cities with fewer than 100,000 people, according to Forbes.

Top City Residents Applying for Remote Work on LinkedIn: Band, Oregon Ashwell, North Carolina Wilmington, Delaware Johnson City, Tennessee and Eugene, Oregon.

Other cities listed: Portland, Maine Roanoke, Virginia Cape Coral, Florida Omaha, Nebraska Louisville, Kentucky Las Vegas, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Another place trying to attract remote workers is the Hawaiian island of Oahu, which is offering free round-trip tickets to eligible applicants for the relocation of its “movers and shocks”. (Shaka has thumbs and pink gestures everywhere, which means “aloe” in Hawaii.)

Program Director Nicole Lim said the initiative allows remote workers to build professional connections while enjoying the tropical pleasures of Hawaii and contributing to the community. It has tried to bring back local winds to reverse the island’s “brain drain”.

He said the island’s business and community leaders launched movers and shocks to attract long-term, responsible visitors after seeing how the epidemic destroyed the tourism industry.

“We’re really trying to identify the needle operators, the ones that are going to have a rapid impact on Hawaii, whether it’s creating remote jobs or remote internships or possibly going home. Ho. Lim said.

Wen Yuan, an Hawaiian who worked in the upstate. New York, Is one of the participants in the program who moved to Ohio permanently. The IBM software engineer said he is fully capable of working remotely and that the program aims to attract “mental benefits” to the islands and make Hawaii a destination not only for tourism. ۔

“My job has made it flexible for me to work anywhere, so I didn’t have to stay inside. New York“I will work in a place where I can enjoy the scenery and the environment, especially since I was born and raised in Hawaii,” said Mr. Yuan. So I have friends and family with whom I have been in contact for many years. New York. ”

Other places that offer relocation benefits include Morgan Township, West Virginia. Schwalz, Alabama, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas, according to financial advisory website Next Advisor.

However, Mark Morrow, a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, said people who travel long distances from major cities make up a small portion of the change in migration during epidemics.

“Nationally, relatively small numbers of workers are moving from large coastal cities to relatively nearby outlying counties, often just outside the immediate metro line. We are not seeing large-scale migration of long-distance migration.” Mr Moro said.

“Many of the tricks activated by remote work are moving from the city center to the suburbs. The shock is visiting the business districts of the city, and is starting to spread – not good. Citizens’ suburbs Immigration to the area and, more importantly, office avoidance have serious consequences, reducing sales of the city’s lunches, dinners and pleasant hours associated with healthy city work.

Mr. Calcutta Said that when They Lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut, They I applied for several jobs. Topica, But the opportunities have never been more attractive. It To move. Yet the epidemic and the transition to remote work accelerated. of that Intends to move to the Midwest region to get closer to of that Wife’s family

“We would love to go back that way. They Soon, but it never worked from an employment standpoint. I always felt I had a better chance at it. New York City Area, ” They Said.

“But when we realized we could take the job with us and get out of here, we decided to go.” Calcutta Said. “It simply came to our notice then. I’m really glad we made that choice, and we’re really happy where we are.

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