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Upcoming Employer and Employee Workshops

At Orange County Living Wage, we are committed to supporting certified living wage businesses and organizations by offering resources and assistance that may not be readily available. We are dedicated to understanding the specific needs and challenges of the local economy, offering personalized support and resources to address your concerns. Through workshops, networking events, and […]

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Join Us for a Chili Cook-Off for Living Wages on April 28

Get ready to fire up your taste buds! In the spirit of camaraderie and culinary excellence, the Orange County Living Wage’s Chili Cook-Off fundraiser invites participants and attendees alike to savor a diverse array of tantalizing chili recipes crafted by talented cooks from across the community. Whether you’re a seasoned chili aficionado or simply looking […]

Orange County Living Wage to Implement Application Fee Beginning April 1

Starting April 1, 2024, Orange County Living Wage will implement a new application fee to support the staff and infrastructure necessary to maintain and expand our programming. The fee structure:  Employers with 0-9 employees: $50 Employers with 10-49 employees: $100 Employers with 50 or more employees: $200 Employers will pay the fee at the time […]

A Living Wage, Baked Into the Cake

Tammy LeMoine was very involved with the PTA as her children attended Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. As she contemplated the components of the area’s excellent school system, with computers provided as well as social services for those in need of access, she wondered: For students with limited resources, what happens when all of that goes […]

Orange County Living Wage Increases to $17.65 an Hour in 2024

Chapel Hill, NC, Jan. 4, 2024 – Orange County’s newly updated 2024 living wage for hourly workers is $17.65 an hour, or $16.15 an hour for employers who pay at least half of employees’ health insurance costs. Orange County Living Wage (OCLW) adjusts the living wage annually to keep pace with rising rents. The 2023 […]


WCHL Announces Most Recent Living Wage Certifications

Our thanks to 97.9 FM WCHL for spreading the word about our recently certified living wage employers. Have a listen the short clips below to learn more about these businesses and organizations – and please support them as you can! Elysian Fields Farm Law Offices of Amos Tyndall Ballet School of Chapel Hill  Transplanting Traditions […]

6 Ways to Support Living Wage Businesses/Orgs This Holiday Season

1. We have many non-profits on our roster, who work tirelessly to improve our community when it comes to housing, hunger, racial justice, and more. Consider making an end-of-year, tax-deductible donation to one or more of them before 2023 comes to a close. Looking to volunteer over the holidays? Check in with our non-profits about their opportunities to lend […]

Shop the Living Wage Gift Guide This Season

  The Living Wage Network – of which Orange County Living Wage is a member – is proud to present the Living Wage Gift Guide! As you shop for your loved ones this holiday season, you can make a positive impact by purchasing gifts from businesses and organizations that pay their employees a living wage. You […]