A lot of small towns around the world are losing residents due to big cities offering more money and opportunities. While it’s totally understandable while people will chase their big-city dreams, small towns are left with a lot of vacancies that can’t be filled.
The mayor of a small town in the US state of Illinois got an idea to get people back to work in his town. Quincy is located in Illinois, but quite a drive from Chicago. Mayor Mike Troup said that there are more than 700 full-time job opportunities in the town.
“I don’t know that you could find a business in our community… that doesn’t have a ‘help wanted’ sign in the front door,” Troup told Business Insider. “There’s a tremendous need for workers.”
Now, people are being offered $5,000, about R70,000, to move there.
People who move to Quincy from outside the country and get jobs within the county can get a property tax rebate of up to $5,000 following one year of residency and employment in Quincy, or a rental rebate of up to $3,500 after six months after residency, reports Business Insider.
Realising that the world of business has changed a lot, remote workers are also welcome.
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