‘Can Live Anywhere But Colorado’: Why Many Remote Jobs Are Excluding One State
Many new remote positions are being posted advertising that applicants can live anywhere in the US—except Colorado. Wondering why? Spoiler alert: big government is to blame.
Guess where I live… 🙂
You get the idea. A website, ColoradoExcluded.com, catalogs these postings and reports that at least 39 companies are actively discouraging Colorado residents from applying. Why?
Well, companies say that the Colorado regulations are burdensome and costly to comply with. And publicly posting all salary information not only undercuts employees’ privacy but also could fuel discontent and conflict within the company. Given the fact that they have 49 other options (and more if you count Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, etc.) it’s easier for some companies to just not hire people from the state.