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Top 5 Employers in North Carolina

October 22, 2019

Top 5 Employers in North Carolina

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North Carolina is a relatively large state with a decent amount of people living it, as such there are a lot of potential employees. The area is also very diverse as there are major cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, but also large swathes of rural areas. The large and diverse workforce and demographics can attract many companies to do business in the area. This is why several major companies were either started in North Carolina or have some sort of large presence in the area. These employers employ thousands of North Carolina residents, and a large percentage of the North Carolina workforce work for them. Who exactly are these massive companies, and what type of employees do they typically hire? Here are the top 5 employers in North Carolina. 


Any North Carolina resident will likely be familiar with Spectrum, as it is one of the biggest cable companies in the state. Whether you own Raleigh real estate or an apartment in Charlotte, you likely have Spectrum cable in your home. Spectrum is an arm of Charter Communications, a company that recently acquired major cable providers like Time Warner Cable. Not only does Spectrum have a large local presence in North Carolina, but it also operates all over the country and is one of the nation’s leading cable providers. Spectrum has offices and locations all across the state and as such employs thousands of people. As technology and entertainment become more dominant in our lives, massive tech companies like Spectrum will continue to grow and ultimately employ even more people. 

Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital has grown rapidly over the years. What was once a small regional hospital is now one of North Carolina’s biggest employers. That is due to the hospital’s state of the art facilities and medical centers. The hospital employs thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Nearly all of these employees have had some form of higher education, most of them for nearly a dozen years. This makes Duke University Hospital not only one of the largest workforces in the state, but also one of the most highly educated.

Bank of America

As one of the biggest banks in the country, Bank of America has a national presence. However, they have an especially strong presence in North Carolina due to their headquarters being in Charlotte. Thousands of Charlotte residents are employed by Bank of America, and many more thousands work across the various locations across the state. Having such a large company in your city does wonders for economic development, as it means many people will be employed. In addition, the workforce is pretty diverse, ranging from executives with college degrees to bank tellers who may not have graduated college. If you look at any list detailing the major North Carolina employers then you will surely find Bank of America on the list. 


As with any region in America, Wal-Mart has a major presence in North Carolina. As one of the biggest retailers in the world, it's no surprise that Wal-Mart is one of the top employers in the region. The retailer employs millions of people worldwide and has a particularly strong presence in rural regions. Jobs at Wal-Mart can vary, but they typically require only a high school degree or less. There really is no degree required to be a cashier, as it is all technical skill that you learn from training. This means that the bulk of Wal-Mart’s workforce consists of people who never went to college or never graduated. That being said, there are management positions that could require a college degree. 


Like Wal-Mart, Lowe’s is a massive retailer that is dominant in the global market. Lowe’s employs millions of people worldwide, and North Carolina is one of the regions they are most present in. This is due to the fact that Lowe’s was started in Mooresville, North Carolina and as such has ties to the region. Lowe’s gives back to its home region by being one of the largest employers in the area, employing thousands of people in the state. Like Wal-Mart, the majority of these employees have a high school degree or less. However, there are some management positions that require a college degree. 


Have a Local Hero in Your Life? Nominate them for a Holiday Award.

October 16, 2019
Have a Local Hero in Your Life? Nominate them for a Holiday Award.

Everyone has an unsung hero in their lives. These are the people who work every day to make our lives better without getting the recognition they truly deserve; the people whose acts of bravery and service make all of our lives a little bit safer and brighter.

During the holiday season, it is important to remember to give back to these unsung heroes and let them know how much their actions have meant to us. With this in mind, The Joye Law Firm is pleased to announce their first annual SC local heroes holiday contest. This contest has been founded to reward local SC citizens who have improved the lives of others through their acts of bravery and service. The firm will award three holiday cash prizes of $1,000 to local heroes in December.

The nominations for the prizes will be made by SC citizens. Any SC citizen who has shown bravery and service to their community is eligible to be nominated. The winners and their stories will be shared on the Joye Law firm’s website and social media channels.

Entries are due on 11/01/2019, and the prizes will be awarded in December.

If you or someone you know wishes to nominate a local hero for one of these prizes, the next step is to write an essay that explains why this person deserves the prize. The nomination prompt is as follows:

"To nominate a local hero, the entrant should write an essay of 600 words introducing us to the person you consider a local hero. Explain why the individual should be recognized for his or her deeds. We are prepared to be overwhelmed because we have encountered a number of people over the years who deserved recognition for their selfless and heroic actions. We know that they are out there."

Nominations can be made through the contest's page: https://www.joyelawfirm.com/local-hero-contest/

The partners at the Joye Law firm explain that their motivation for starting the contest was to recognize local heroes that may not normally get the recognition they deserve for their acts of bravery and service. They look forward to reading about SC’s local heroes and look forward to awarding three outstanding citizens with a holiday prize.


The lawyers at the Joye Law Firm believe that everyone should be involved in giving back to their community to the best of their ability. They give back to SC residents with their annual scholarship, their annual local hero contest, and by giving to many local charities, such as the Charleston Animal Society.

Transplants in Hartsville

July 31, 2019
After becoming a mother, your identity changes. You can add the title "mom" to the list of credibility you'll always carry with you. But how does that change even more when you become a mother after you've just moved to Hartsville from a different city or state? Do you feel welcome? Does the city do a good job of welcoming transplants because our husbands or our salaries help fund their initiatives with our tax money? Aside from getting used to this identity, you're also trying to get used to a new 'normal'.

As a transplant, there is an eagerness to belong and acclimate with your surroundings. I feel like it's part of our survival instincts to try to conform; so that we can protect ourselves from judgment and allow our children to make friends with the neighboring kids. 

I hope that when you've reached this website, you'll know that I understand your struggle and your concerns. I hope that this website welcomes you and gives you a quick glimpse of what's there to do in Hartsville before you step onto the soil of this small city.

We moved to the Pee Dee area from California and lived in Hartsville for 1.5 years before we bought our home in Florence. And as of 2019, we've moved away from South Carolina but Pee Dee will always have a special place in my heart and I will return again. As the owner of HartsvilleMom.com, I've continued to pay my website fees so that I can continue to maintain the content here. It's always hard to adjust to a new area, especially at first. It takes effort and time to become more comfortable with our new surroundings. Since this website has been curated over the span of over 4 years and has helped so many moms, until I can no longer financially fund this website nor have the time to continue to gather information, I will continue to keep and fund this website so that the content will not be lost. All local pictures of Hartsville on the homepage, events page, Kalmia Gardens page, McLeod Farms page, restaurants page, coffee shops & bakeries and more were all taken by me because I've visited them and experienced them personally with my family.

I wish you and your family well as you enter into a new chapter in Hartsville. You'll find quickly that this small town loves facebook and most events and groups are created on there. While I was trying to get away from social media as a stubborn millennial, this town did not allow me to do that because many businesses skip creating websites altogether and post their events and business information on facebook and instagram and my initial hesitation towards social media prohibited me from getting plugged in. So, I decided to create this website in August 2014 so that those who are anti-social media can have a way to find more information in one place. So while facebook and instagram cannot be reached if they are doing hosting maintenance, this website will most likely still be live because I am not tied to them. I am on a different server. Come back to HartsvilleMom.com to check out new upcoming events or get a glimpse of what to do around here if you're wondering what's coming up.

Moreover, about a year after I've created my website, I caved and also have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hartsvillemom/ which ties with the website and have found that this facebook page has been useful for active social media users to find community events so I'm glad to be able to help more. 

However, if you're looking for a mom's group, there is a group called 'Hartsville Mom Squad" or something to that effect on facebook that is run by a group of local Hartsville moms (not me). Go find them. I've discovered that they are very easy going and don't have super strict rules like having to comment or like every so often to maintain as a 'member' there.

I hope you'll become more familiar with your surroundings and enjoy the quieter life of a small town. Good luck with everything and as always, I'll post any free Hartsville events as they come up on the Family-friendly Events & Activities page

Stay humble and kind.
~HartsvilleMom.com publisher, curator and owner

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