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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. […]


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 […]


New Year, New [Higher] Wages

In 2022, we welcomed 48 Orange County employers to our roster of living wage employers. Compare that to 2021, when we added 34 employers! Are you the leader of an Orange County business or organization that wishes to join the ranks in 2023? Here are some tips to help you achieve this goal as we […]


Golden Fig Books Joins the Orange County Living Wage Roster

Orange County Living Wage is pleased to announce that Golden Fig Books has been certified as a living wage employer. Independently owned by David Bradley, the book shop opened this fall in Carrboro’s Carr Mill Mall. Seven days a week, the team offers a mix of new, used, and children’s books. Patrons can bring in their used books to possibly receive cash or store credit. Learn more at goldenfigbooks.com.  David […]