The state of Maine will reimburse you for your vacation if you promise to do one thing

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There's no doubt that the state of Maine is absolutely beautiful, from ocean views to soaring mountains to quaint little beach towns on docks.

In fact, it's this sense of tranquility and natural beauty that makes the state popular for little other than getaways and vacations.

But as fun as a permanent vacation might be in theory, most of us know that it's just not practical. The state of Maine is also taking note of this and is prepared to do something about it.

The state's new initiative is called “Visit a Week, Stay a Lifetime” and hopes to convert one-time vacationers into permanent residents through a network of employers that reimburse vacation costs in exchange for full-time employment with the state.

Of course, as with everything, there is a catch: the employer can decide how much (if any) of your travel they will reimburse if you are hired.

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The state needs workers in all professions, especially in healthcare and IT.

The program's website explains:

The program was created to encourage hard-to-recruit talent to consider Maine as a relocation location. Employers can and will determine, on a case-by-case basis, in their sole discretion whether the provision of a signing bonus or reimbursement under this program is warranted.

So realistically, the program offers potential employees more of a “signing bonus.”

However, we would hazard a guess that if the government were truly so adamant about attracting and retaining top talent in its workforce, employers would be more than willing to offer hefty reimbursement as an incentive as part of the program.

Now check out these beautiful landmarks around Portland, Maine:

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