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Vermont wants to turn tourists into workers

April 20, 2018View for printing

Vermont has forest trails, yoga retreats, breweries galore -- and a labor shortage so severe, the state is adding a new perk to its vacation packages: employment opportunities.

Officials are rolling out a program this summer that aims to persuade thousands of the state's 13 million annual tourists to move there and take jobs, an effort they say is crucial to Vermont's economy. Guests who book hotels in three towns -- Bennington, Rutland or Brattleboro -- will also get access to taxpayer-funded networking events, company visits and walking tours with realtors.

by Danielle Paquette

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/w ... 6c5e35be42a
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