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for Business North Carolina Vol. 8 Issue 10, Oct 1988
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In 1900, women were a large part of the workforce in the textile industry and in hosiery and knit goods. Then women had extended families to fall back on to look after their children while at work. Today's woman doesn't have that luxury of an extended family, whether they work in textiles or other industries. To help out with this situation, some employers are providing on-site-day care centers, but the numbers are small. North Carolina only has twelve employer-operated centers. Sellmeyer examines how this benefits both the employee and the employer.
Woodland, a tiny town (pop. 861), in Northampton County has an economy supported by the making of bargain-priced caskets. The town has a shirt factory; a basket company and a zipper plant have closed. Three companies make caskets for the budget minded--Parker Manufacturing Co. (65 employees); Tar Heel Casket (35 employees); and Terra Sales Inc. (11 employees).