It’s easy to assume Vermont transplants come for the mountains and quaint communities, and then find work to support their lifestyle.
But with economic growth in key industries like advanced manufacturing, finance, food systems, and renewable energy, working in Vermont pays off. Our high quality of life is reflected in policies like earned paid sick leave and one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country.
According to a recent report by the Vermont Technology Alliance, total employment in the tech sector grew at 8.3% from 2005 to 2014 — 7x faster than employment overall — and tech sector jobs are projected to continue growing at a 7.5% annual rate from 2014 to 2022.
Vermont’s local food system is vibrant — employing more than 60,000 Vermonters as restaurateurs, bakers, brewers, farmers, butchers, cheese makers, and more. There are 12,000 local food businesses in Vermont — and the number keeps growing.
Many Vermont companies are forward-thinking when it comes to benefit packages. It is not uncommon for employees enjoy flexible work schedules, paid volunteer time, casual dog-friendly offices, on-site farm shares, and wellness programs, just to name a few.
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You won’t find a skyscraper with Oracle on the top in Vermont. People think that there aren’t jobs here. But once you start getting into the community, start networking, you’ll see there are all kinds of jobs here. I, and everyone I know, always has 4-5 jobs open.