The title of “First in Flight” may go to the great state of North Carolina, but the title of “First in Telecommuting” goes to Virtual Vocations!
Our virtual and remote employment resources and tools will help you find the job of your dreams. Whether you want to freelance or work as a regular employee on a full-time or part-time basis, our database of North Carolina Telecommute Jobs will help your telecommute career take off in “The Tar Heel State!

North Carolina-based Companies that Hire Telecommuters
North Carolinians, “come on and raise up!” If you want to work from home, there’s no better place to start than with one of these North Carolina companies that have a history of hiring telecommute and freelance workers.

American Journal Experts (Durham) – Proofreading and translation services for researchers seeking journal publication
Lenovo (Morrisville) – Personal technology company and PC vendor
Quintiles (Durham) – Biopharmaceutical services
Red Hat (Raleigh) – Software company specializing in open source products
SEE Innovation (Asheville) – Non-profit organization that supports public education and environmental and social change

National Telecommute Companies that Restrict North Carolina Workers
We buzzed around the Web like North Carolina’s State Insect the honey bee and were not able to find any national companies that restrict the hiring of telecommute workers from North Carolina.

Minimum Wage Requirements
As of January 2012, the North Carolina Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this amount is the same as the Federal Minimum Wage.

North Carolina Telecommute Laws & Tax Considerations
Virtual Vocations has not uncovered any general restrictions or specialties pertaining to telecommuting employment laws or tax filing in North Carolina.

Co-working Centers
Co-working and telework centers give telecommuters the opportunity to vary their atmosphere and gain fresh perspective. These collaborative spaces provide members with access to business products and services like a mailing address, phone and fax service, high-speed Internet and print and copy services. Visit one of these North Carolina co-working centers:

BuenaSpace (Wilmington)
Bull City Co-Working (Durham)
SouthEnd Coworking (Charlotte)

Work from Home Scams
According to North Carolina’s WBTV, a Charlotte woman was victimized by fraudulent home employment company called Data Entry C.A. In early 2012, the company sent her a $2,600 check as an equipment stipend and the local woman deposited it into her account. Data Entry C.A. used this transaction to take the $2,600 and additional money from her bank account.

For information on additional work-from-home scams to avoid, review this Forbes list.

Additional Resources
If you would like to view more information about the telecommuting lifestyle, investigate virtual employment work leads and communicate with other remote workers like you, visit the Virtual Vocations forums.