Unveiled on April 29, WFH Cambria|Somerset is the new initiative that aimed to encourage remote workers to relocate in Cambria-Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
The WFH Cambria|Somerset initiative is a collaborative effort between the Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, Vision Together 2025, and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.
According to the Cambria Redional Chamber, as remote working is something that’s been happing all over the United States, many people are realizing they can work from anywhere. There’s also a trend of people wanting to leave bigger cities where it’s more crowded and has a higher cost of living. The combination of remote working and the desire to live smaller caused the organizations in Cambria and Somerset counties to act.
Campaigns to lure remote workers has worked for other cities in states including Vermont and Arizona. WFH Cambria|Somerset is following those examples by putting together cash incentives and social incentives.
Focused on drawing people from the East and West coasts as well as Washington, the Work From Home Cambria|Somerset initiative offers remote workers a $5,000 package to relocate to the area. Each accepted candidate will receive $2,500 cash to offset moving expenses and another $2,500 in a customized package of benefits.
The WFH Cambria|Somerset is open for a legal resident of the United States residing outside Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford, Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana, and Clearfield counties in Pennsylvania. Applicant should be at least 18 years of age, employed full time and authorized to work remotely for the term of the program, by a company outside Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford, Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana, and Clearfield counties in Pennsylvania.
Work from Home Cambria|Somerset initiative hopes to attract 10 to 20 remote workers to start. Interested applicants could apply on PaWFH.com.