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These WFH tech employees moved to another state and kept the same job

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These WFH tech employees moved to another state and kept the same job

Photo caption: As Americans hunker down for the long haul at home, many are choosing to relocate while keeping their jobs. Marketwatch Photo Illustration / iStockphoto. Article by Jon Swartz.

David Toole was thinking of returning to his hometown of Savannah, Ga., to raise his family and work. A pandemic — and the opportunity to have the move paid for — cinched it.

“COVID pushed us over the edge,” Tootle, 35, an account rep at Oracle Corp. ORCL, -0.27% , told MarketWatch, explaining his relocation to Savannah from Washington, D.C., in March. A program in Savannah in part helped finance the move. “I want to create more opportunities for Blacks in the community,” said Tootle, who is married with five kids. “And this is where I want to raise my kids.” […]

The Greater Topeka Partnership is paying up to $15,000 for tech workers to move into a house, and $10,000 to an apartment, as it tries to lure a coveted workforce that is highly educated and well paid. It has filled roughly a third of the 60 slots it has available, spokesman Bob Ross told MarketWatch.

“It was time to move closer to my family,” Dan Mills, 42, a systems engineer for tech consultancy Premiere One, who bought a house in Topeka this year, told MarketWatch. “It was time for a change.” […]

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