Town of Wake Forest

Nestled on the outskirts of Raleigh, the Town of Wake Forest has an ever-growing population, including the number of workers the town employs. Currently, the Town has 280 full-time and 60 part-time employees. With the increase of employees over the…

Partnership for Children of Johnston County

One of the toughest transitions for many new parents is the time when they have to leave their new baby and resume work after maternity or paternity leave. With this transition comes the time and dedication in finding suitable child…

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

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Location: Charlotte • Number of Employees: 27 Charlotte Bilingual Preschool does not have a problem retaining staff and teachers, says Executive Director Banu Valladares. That’s because the staff of this five-star licensed preschool—which prepares Spanish-speaking children for success in school…

Raydal Hospitality and Sabor Latin Street Grill

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Location: Charlotte • Number of Employees: 230 Raydal Hospitality LLC, managing company for Sabor Latin Street Grill, is constantly working on innovative ways to support its workforce and the community, says Miriam Espaillat, the company’s director of community engagement. Raydal,…

Person County

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Location: Roxboro • Number of Employees: 400 John Hill’s son Rollins Person County Manager Heidi York believes that when it comes to family-friendly workplaces, government can lead by example—especially in a smaller, tight-knit community. “Government has a role to lead and…

Coastal Credit Union

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Location: Raleigh • Number of Employees: 525 across the state Kee Kee Whitley and family Kee Kee Whitley already had her hands full with three teenage children and a career in financial services when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in…

Katie Button Restaurants

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Location: Asheville • Year Founded: 2008 Liese Freund and family At Katie Button Restaurants, which includes the popular and acclaimed Asheville restaurants Cúrate and Button & Co. Bagels, the journey to family-friendly benefits has been a gradual and intentional process.…

RTI International

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Location: Durham • Number of Employees: Over 5,000 globally For RTI International, being family friendly is part of fulfilling the company’s mission. “Our mission to improve the human condition extends to taking care of our employees,” says Marjorie Williamson, senior…

Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc.

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Location: HQ in Asheville, offices throughout NC • Year Founded: 2000 • Number of Employees: 400 When Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc. announced an expansion of its maternity leave policy in November 2017, it was more than a nice, new perk for…

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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Location: Taylorsville • Year Founded: 1989 • Number of Employees: Over 900 The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant in Taylorsville, a rural town in Alexander county just north of Charlotte, may be one of the…

YWCA Lower Cape Fear

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Location: Wilmington • Year Founded: 1914 • Number of Employees: 75 For anyone who thinks having child care at work would be a tempting distraction, Katie Tate, chief program officer for the YWCA Lower Cape Fear, disagrees. “I usually try…

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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Location: Durham • Year Founded: 1933 • Number of Employees: 4,700 At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, employees don’t have to miss a day of work when their regular child care falls through. Blue Cross NC offers…

N2 Publishing

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Location: Wilmington • Year Founded: 2004 • Number of Employees: 262 When N2 Publishing (N2) began searching for new office space in Wilmington, they took an unusual approach: they first polled their local team members to find out where everyone…

Forrest Firm

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Location: Statewide • Year Founded: 2011 • Number of Employees: 45 When real estate paralegal and mother of two Christina McComas decided to leave the large corporate law firm she had been with for 17 years to join Forrest Firm,…

SEPI Engineering and Construction

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Location: Raleigh • Year Founded: 2001 • Number of Employees: 325 Founded by Sepideh Saidi, SEPI Engineering and Construction is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in Raleigh with branch offices in Charlotte and Wilmington. The firm provides a range of…

R. Riveter

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Location: West End and Southern Pines (with contractors located across the country) • Year Founded: 2012 • Number of Employees: 37 FT employees; 36 contractors (known as Riveters) Military spouses provide strength and support to their service members, enabling their…

Starbucks

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Location: Statewide • Year Founded: 1971 • Number of US Employees: 160,000 With more than 300 locations across the state, North Carolinians are never too far from their favorite Starbucks latte. And with a predictable scheduling policy launched in 2016,…

The Mulberry Partners

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Location: Durham and Chapel Hill • Year Founded: 2003 • Number of Employees: 4 As teenagers, Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas made a pact. After working together on a high school English project, the two vowed to work together…

Lulu Press

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Location: Morrisville • Year Founded: 2005 • Number of Employees: 60-65 Lulu Press’ offices are enlivened with floor-to ceiling graphics and brightly colored conference rooms decorated by different departments. Although online customers may not see the space, they undoubtedly benefit…