Are you seeking employment in the Carolinas? You might want to check out these top companies if you live in North Carolina.

The pandemic has changed the face of corporate America for good over the past two years. Employees are facing unprecedented demands from their employers, and employers are having difficulty finding hardworking employees. Forbes partnered with Statista to compile their third annual list of America’s Best Employers By State and we have the scoop on NC.

The findings are based on a survey conducted from October 2020 to June 2021, of 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Here are 25 of the best employers to work for in North Carolina according to the survey. You can check out the full list here.

  • 25. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Employees: 8,765
    Headquarters: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    CEO: Kevin M. Guskiewicz
    Industry: Education

  • 24. Allstate

    Employees: 42,060
    Headquarters: Northbrook, Illinois
    CEO: Tom Wilson
    Industry: Insurance

  • 23. Fedex

    Employees: 600,000
    Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee
    CEO: Frederick W. Smith
    Industry: Transportation and Logistics

  • 22. Home Depot

    Employees: 400,000
    Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
    CEO: Craig Menear
    Industry: Retail and Wholesale

  • 21. Oracle

    Employees: 135,000
    Headquarters: Redwood Shores, California
    CEO: Safra Ada Catz
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 20. Central Piedmont Community College

    Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
    CEO: Kandi Deitemeyer
    Industry: Education

  • 19. Whole Foods Market

    Employees: 95,000
    Headquarters: Austin, Texas
    CEO: John Mackey
    Industry: Retail and Wholesale

  • 18. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina

    Employees: 4,800
    Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina
    CEO: Tunde Sotunde
    Industry: Insurance

  • 17. Atrium Health

    Employees: 55,000
    Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
    CEO: Eugene A. Woods
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 16. General Electric

    Employees: 56,000
    Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
    CEO: H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.
    Industry: Engineering, Manufacturing

  • 15. Duke Energy

    Employees: 27,535
    Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina
    CEO: Lynn J. Good

  • 14. Volvo Group

    Employees: 96,194
    Headquarters: Greensboro, North Carolina
    SEO: Martin Lundstedt
    Industry: Automotive (Automotive and Suppliers)

  • 13. Novant Health

    Employees: 29,000
    Headquarters: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    CEO: Carl S. Armato
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 12. Sheetz

    Employees: 19,000
    Headquarters: Altoona, Pennsylvania
    CEO: Joe Sheetz
    Industry: Retail and Wholesale

  • 11. Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Employees: 75,000
    Headquarters: Waltham, Massachusetts
    CEO: Marc N. Casper
    Industry: Drugs & Biotechnology

  • 10. Cisco Systems

    Employees: 25,800
    Headquarters: San Jose, California
    CEO: Chuck Robbins
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 9. Duke University Health System

    Employees: 19,000
    Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina
    CEO: A. Eugene Washington
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 8. IBM

    Employees: 345,000
    Headquarters: Armonk, New York
    CEO: Arvind Krishna
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 7. WakeMed

    Employees: 9,994
    Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina
    CEO: Donald Gintzig
    Industry: Healthcare & Social

  • 6. Pfizer

    Employees: 88,300
    Headquarters: New York, New York
    CEO: Albert Bourla
    Industry: Drugs & Biotechnology

  • 5. Merck & Co.

    Employees: 27,000
    Headquarters: Kenilworth, New Jersey
    CEO: Kenneth C. Frazier
    Industry: Drugs & Biotechnology

  • 4. North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Employees: 9,600
    Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina
    CEO: Randy Woodson
    Industry: Education

  • 3. SAS Institute

    Employees: 6,908
    Headquarters: Cary, North Carolina
    CEO: Jim Goodnight
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services

  • 2. Duke University

    Employees: 42,479
    Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina
    CEO: Vincent E. Price
    Industry: Education

  • 1. Microsoft

    Employees: 96,000
    Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
    CEO: Satya Nadella
    Industry: IT, Internet, Software & Services