By the Numbers: NC’s Family Forward NC® Certified Employers have doubled already in 2024

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The word is out: workplace benefits that support the health and well-being of parents, caregivers, and young children are also great for employers. Since January 2024, the number of Family Forward NC Certified Employers has doubled, highlighting the growth and value that both employers and employees place on family-friendly benefits. 

Certified employers have met an impressive set of standards outlined by NCECF’s Family Forward NC initiative. These employers implement a range of policies and practices that support the health and well-being of North Carolina’s children and families, from flexible scheduling to paid parental leave policies.

By the numbers:

  • Months since the last cohort announcement: 5
  • New Certifications since January 2024: 33
  • Employees Represented since January:  6,663

Meet the newest cohort of Family Forward NC Certified Employers: 

  • AssuredPartners
  • Bell Partners, Inc.
  • Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP
  • Boulton Creative, Inc.
  • Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
  • Brown Investment Properties, Inc. 
  • Cabarrus County Partnership for Children
  • Children and Families First
  • Constellation Quality Health
  • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
  • GeekBoxIT
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford County
  • Guilford County Partnership for Children
  • Kellin Foundation
  • Kindermusik International, Inc. 
  • Machine Specialities 
  • Matthews Specialty Vehicles
  • Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum
  • Old North State Trust
  • Ready for School, Ready for Life
  • Richardson Properties LLC
  • Rockingham County Partnership for Children
  • Sandhills Community College
  • Shift_ed
  • Smith Leonard LLC 
  • Stearns Financial Group
  • STITCH Design Group
  • The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro
  • The Brooks Group
  • The Christman Company
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union 

The new cohort of certified employers brings the total number of Family Forward NC Certified Employers to 73, representing more than 12,800 employees.  From Hendersonville to Jacksonville, certified employers range in size from as few as five employees, to more than 3,700.  They represent industries such as: nonprofits, manufacturing, education, local government, financial institutions, economic development, professional services, construction, health, media, and private foundations. 

Congratulations to this new cohort! To learn about certified employers, new family friendly workplace resources, and trends in these workplace benefits, follow Family Forward NC on LinkedIn

About Family Forward NC

Family Forward NC improves children’s health and well-being and keeps North Carolina’s businesses competitive by inspiring employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development. To date, Family Forward NC has engaged with more than 8,700 employers across North Carolina. 

Family Forward Certified Employers receive access to exclusive programming to support their continued journey toward becoming family-friendly workplaces, along with marketing materials to help them promote their certification and an employee assessment of current policies and practices. Certified employers are also listed as part of the online Family Forward NC Employer Directory.

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