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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 […]

Hitting the $3 Million Mark

Orange County Living Wage is thrilled to announce that our certified living wage employers have now raised wages by more than $3 million since our non-profit was founded in 2015. When a business or organization certifies as a living wage employer, OCLW calculates the total amount they raised wages to meet the living wage threshold. […]

OCLW Welcomes Executive Director

Catrina Lloyd has joined Orange County Living Wage as executive director. Catrina has supported Triangle-area non-profit and community service organizations since 2014, with a focus on community engagement and partnership in Durham and Orange counties. Her previous roles include operations and partnerships manager, chief of staff, and interim executive director. She is passionate about community health, […]


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 […]


Join Us at Pluck Farm on Labor Day!

On Labor Day afternoon (Sept. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m.), we’re hosting a concert fundraiser at the beautiful Pluck Farm! This will be fun for the whole family: Enjoy games, an 18-hole disc golf course, gorgeous scenery, and  delicious cuisine from food trucks. The following food trucks will be on site: Blue Window (Mediterranean […]


Orange County Living Wage Increases to $16.60 an Hour in 2023

Orange County’s newly updated 2023 living wage for hourly workers is $16.60 an hour, or $15.10 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. OCLW determines its living wage by using the widely accepted Universal […]