CARRBORO, N.C. - North Carolina lumber business Fitch Lumber has been named a Living Wage Certified Employer by an area non-profit focused on raising the number of living-wage career opportunities in Orange County, North Carolina.
 
Orange County Living Wage says that businesses “voluntarily certify as living wage employers because they believe fair compensation is good for their employees and the local economy.”
 
"Through our employer certification program, we recognize local businesses and organizations who pay the 2020 living wage of $14.90 per hour, or $13.40 per hour if the employer pays at least half the cost of health insurance," says the non-profit.
 
Living Wage says once recognized, business benefit from the community engagement and advocacy provided by Orange County living Wage Supporters, which includes consumer campaigns such as “buycotts,” encouraging community members to shop at certified businesses.
 
Fitch Lumber was founded in 1907 by A.B. Fitch, and is now in its fourth-generation of family ownership. Besides offering lumber products, the company does repair work and builds custom pieces.
 
 

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