Hawaii Launches New Remote Work Pilot Project

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Hawaii released a new website with different programs for the residents looking for remote work opportunities. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) created this initiative to move towards a digital economy and boost innovation. 

As remote work becomes the new reality in most states, governments are also helping and encouraging these flexible arrangements. Such is the case in Hawaii.

The Hawaii Remote Work Pilot Project

The new website contains direct links to the Hawaii Remote Work Pilot Project and the local American Job Center partners. When people register, the site notifies the AJC that Hawaii residents are interested in remote work.

Additionally, businesses outside Hawaii can also access remote employees. The website provides information regarding the law for hiring or employing remote Hawaii workforce. Including unemployment insurance, Prepaid Healthcare, etc. 

David Ige, Hawaii’s governor, mentioned

The Hawaii Remote Work Pilot Project website creates a digital online presence that is helping to pivot the State towards a digital economy and focus on creative and technology innovation as part of the Hawaii 2.0 Pillars and Goals. This website brings together economic and workforce development opportunities to best serve our communities’ current and future needs as we build a stronger, more resilient economy for the future for our Keiki. Coupled with the launch of AWS Cloud-Based Training in April of this year, this is another tool targeted at expanding the export of professional services to increase Hawaii’s economic resilience.

Hawaiian residents will also have access to a new partnership with NexRep on the website. The purpose of including this company is to employ high quality and high-performing virtual workforce. 

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