Best Employers Based In North Carolina: New Forbes List

A new ranking from Forbes ranks the best employers in all 50 states and D.C. (Shutterstock)

CHARLOTTE, NC — Forbes has released a new list that identifies the best employers in North Carolina. Unlike Forbes’ annual list of the best employers in the country, the first-ever best employers by state feature consists of a unique list for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Still, Forbes writes that some employers took the No.1 spot on many state lists. Costco Wholesale and Google took the most No.1 spots, according to Forbes. Boeing also featured in more than one No.1 spot, Forbes writes.

Two federal government agencies, the United States Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs, ranked on a number of state lists despite not being ranked nationally by Forbes.

According to Forbes, the best North Carolina employers are:

SAS Institute — Cary, NC Duke Energy — Charlotte, NC UNC Health Care — Chapel Hill, NC Novant Health — Charlotte, NC Duke University Health System — Durham, NC The Biltmore Company — Asheville, NC Duke University — Durham, NC UNC Rex Healthcare — Raleigh, NC Vidant Health — Greenville, NC Electrolux — Charlotte, NC Mission Health — Asheville, NC Atrium Health — Charlotte, NC Truliant FCU — Winston Salem NC Lowe’s — Mooresville, NC LabCorp — Burlington, NC Wake County Public School System — Cary, NC Old Dominion Freight Line — Thomasville, NC University of North Carolina, Charlotte — Charlotte, NC CommScope — Hickory, NC Lenovo — Morrisville, NC East Carolina University — Greenville, NC North Carolina State University, Raleigh Union County Public Schools — Monroe, NC Cone Health — Greensboro, NC Food Lion — Salisbury, NC Onslow County Schools — Jacksonville, NC Cree — Durham, NC Bank of America — Charlotte, NC Davidson County Schools — Lexington, NC Compass Group — Charlotte, NC IQVIA — Durham, NC

Forbes said it worked with Statista to come up with the rankings. An anonymous survey consisting of 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees was used to come up with the rankings. (You can read more about the methodology via Forbes)


You can see the full list and read more about the rankings via Forbes.

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