According to a report from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, in the first quarter of 2009 the largest NC manufacturers, by number of employees, were (1) International Business Machines, (2) Smithfield Foods, Inc., and (3) Glaxo SmithKline. In the first quarter of 2010, the businesses were, in descending order, Smithfield Foods Inc, International Business Machines, and Hanesbrands Inc. This information is published annually by the Labor Market Information division of the North Carolina Employment Commission. The latest of these reports can found at, under Industry Information.

Elizabeth Hayden
Demographics and Reference Librarian
Government and Heritage Library


I need to know which top three manufacturers employed the most staff in 2009?

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